Ascent Notes for: Coatimundi Whiteout -
Average Rating : 5.00/5
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did the candyland link-up. lead all the pitches, second is the physical crux, fourth mental, and fifth technical. didnt traverse left and ran out of appropariate gear about 25 feet from the end of the second pitch and continued on sweaty laybacks and elvis legs. 5.9 my ass. got off in the dark and couldnt find the raps, so we walked off. from the top of the climb to the normal trail took 4 hours, why are there no fucking cairns here?! to anybody not familiar with the area i would highly recommend going with somebody who is the first time. i've been there twice and if there is a climbers trail that doesnt disappear i still havent found it. with that said, it was a seriously fun climb with awesome exposure and views
Did the Candyalnd finish. Supe classic 5.8 on pitch 2. A must do.
Hard route for the rating
Great route - there is a 5.7/8 option about midway of pitch 2, before the teardrop offwidth. Traverse left to a right angling crack. Layback the crack to end at the same anchors. After doing both ways - I prefer the straight up, less rope drag and more fun. Note: no belay anchors after turning the roof.
We did this route without thought to rope drag on the crux roof pitch. We wanted to take photos and I did a lot of flying. Not too difficult but hard anyways.
Witnessed by: jay anderson