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Grade I-IV Aid Routes in the Valley?
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chris


Jun 19, 2008, 5:33 PM
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Grade I-IV Aid Routes in the Valley?
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So my SO is interested in learning how to aid climb. Problem: She's in grad school, and is only giving up one day a week to go climb. I want to climb a few pitches with her before jumping on the Leaning Tower or Washington Column in a day.

Does anyone have any Grade IV or below, up to C2/A2, climbs that I could throw her at?

Do any of the routes on El Cap feature good pitches 1-4 that we could climb and then rap?

Cheers
Chris


skiclimb


Jun 20, 2008, 10:15 AM
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Fun stuff I've done

first 3 pitches of Dihedal Wall A-2

Favorite 3 or 4 pitches to Gray ledges from top of Fixed lines to heart ledges. Sometimes is fixed another pitch or two above heart ledges. A-2 (c-3+)

You end up halfway up el-cap get some good exposure.

Last pitch to gray ledges involves a squeezy slot suggest ditching most of rack and etriers once in the slot. and french freeing from there. rock shoes handy here.


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chris


Jun 20, 2008, 11:00 AM
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Thanks you two. A link to the SuperTaco thread is here: http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=24724&msg=608202#msg608202
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Chris


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