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potreroed


Feb 1, 2010, 9:55 AM
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Cat Walk in Oak Creek Canyon, Red Rocks, is mostly 5.6 with one pitch a bit harder. Long approach but getting off the route is easy--after climbing 8 pitches you're back down to the base in 15 minutes.


mrtristan


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I'd say Prodigal Sun is 5.8. Spaceshot, though, from what I understand, is 5.6. Both of these are in Zion.


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One of the more exposed 5.6 climbs I've done is back in Australia in the Warrumbungles. Conerstone Rib is over 600 feet and ascends a prominent ridge straight up an ancient volcanic plug. I did it during my first year of climbing so it was quite hair-raising at the time.



It follows the prominent ridge, on the right half of the face for about five pitches.


climbingaz


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Just my opinion, but 99% of the climbs mentioned wouldn't qualify as a "big wall" if you asked me. Are you really looking for a big wall climb or just some long multi-pitch routes?


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climbingaz wrote:
Just my opinion, but 99% of the climbs mentioned wouldn't qualify as a "big wall" if you asked me. Are you really looking for a big wall climb or just some long multi-pitch routes?

I agree. IMO, "Big Wall" means that you're sleeping on the wall, and probably bringing a haul bag.

Considering that all the long 5.6's I know of are low angle ...

Low angle + hauling = I'd rather be beaten over the head with a baseball bat.


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shimanilami wrote:
climbingaz wrote:
Just my opinion, but 99% of the climbs mentioned wouldn't qualify as a "big wall" if you asked me. Are you really looking for a big wall climb or just some long multi-pitch routes?

I agree. IMO, "Big Wall" means that you're sleeping on the wall, and probably bringing a haul bag.

Considering that all the long 5.6's I know of are low angle ...

Low angle + hauling = I'd rather be beaten over the head with a baseball bat.

Exactly, and to my knowledge (which is very limited on big walls) the "easiest" routes are going to be at 5.8, 5.9 etc.....SFWC, Prodigal Son, etc.


aerili


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kachoong, you look like 'Robin Hood-goes-climbing' in that pic.....LaughLaughLaugh


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aerili wrote:
kachoong, you look like 'Robin Hood-goes-climbing' in that pic.....LaughLaughLaugh

Laugh Heh!! Actually, luckily for me that was a friend of mine in the pic.... all the same, you gotta love the early 90's for fashion sense... not quite like the 80's, but still funny.


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Native Son is like 5.6 A-somthing or other


alpine_monk


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""I agree. IMO, "Big Wall" means that you're sleeping on the wall, and probably bringing a haul bag.
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so when you dont sleep on the nose it's not a big wall any more????......


shimanilami


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alpine_monk wrote:

""I agree. IMO, "Big Wall" means that you're sleeping on the wall, and probably bringing a haul bag.
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so when you dont sleep on the nose it's not a big wall any more????......

Correct. If you complete the route in a day, then for you it is a multipitch climb, not a "big wall".


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shimanilami wrote:
alpine_monk wrote:

""I agree. IMO, "Big Wall" means that you're sleeping on the wall, and probably bringing a haul bag.
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so when you dont sleep on the nose it's not a big wall any more????......

Correct. If you complete the route in a day, then for you it is a multipitch climb, not a "big wall".

Definitions in climbing have always been a pet peeve of mine.

One of my still favorite climbs is Royal Arches. It's Big and looks like a wall of stone to me.

Is it ZM on El-Cap..nope..

Who freaking cares..

Guy wanted suggestions for some great long 5.6 Walls .. Can't blame him that kind of climbing is a real blast.


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shimanilami wrote:
alpine_monk wrote:

""I agree. IMO, "Big Wall" means that you're sleeping on the wall, and probably bringing a haul bag.
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so when you dont sleep on the nose it's not a big wall any more????......

Correct. If you complete the route in a day, then for you it is a multipitch climb, not a "big wall".
by that logic it is impossible to do a "big wall" in a day.... crap.


shimanilami


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Arguing over climbing definitions is asinine, frankly.

But if it puts your mind at ease, I will modify my earlier statement to read, "If I complete a route in a day, then I do not call it a 'big wall'."

Accordingly, I know of no 5.6 "big walls".


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how about the flat irons???? then maybe some routes in eldo.... wind ridge comes to mind, not a big wall by any means, but....if that goes good head to the diamond for stettners ledges....if that goes good continue up the casual route.....if that goes ok u have climbed a big wall!!


rtwilli4


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I'm pretty sure there is a Grade V, 5.7 in the Dolomites. Probably a lot of long 5.6 there, but they are probably sandbagged and committing.


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rtwilli4 wrote:
I'm pretty sure there is a Grade V, 5.7 in the Dolomites. Probably a lot of long 5.6 there, but they are probably sandbagged and committing.
Only in NC can you experience NC....
Nuttin else like it.
Most are scared and run from the NC.
It keeps the weak out fo sure


jrathfon


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subantz wrote:
rtwilli4 wrote:
I'm pretty sure there is a Grade V, 5.7 in the Dolomites. Probably a lot of long 5.6 there, but they are probably sandbagged and committing.
Only in NC can you experience NC....
Nuttin else like it.
Most are scared and run from the NC.
It keeps the weak out fo sure

ehhhh..... the dolomites are in italy, and this thread was from june.


skullyambro


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The Solar slab Gully/Solar slab is one of my treasured solos. I don't solo free much....I'll WallClimb alone, but freeclimbing is another animal, to me. Sharing is better. That goes for BigWalls, too, MOSTLY, But sometimes I feel a need...."You need to get to the High & Lonely, NOW!" So I comply. I thought the Solar Slab Rocked, in a big Way. Seriously. Way fun. Not too sketch. Be solid, though. Solid is good.


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