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Westwand - 5.11c

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Rock (Trad)
two rings, knotted slings
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


climb easy right ascending crack on west face to indistinct crack/corner/overhang. one can place knotted slings. Climb corner to good holds and ring at about 60 ft. Climb up 10 ft, and go 10 ft right to sloping ledge/groove (crux pulling in). Above this, another ring and a few stiff moves into a chimney. Follow chimney without gear 50 ft to summit. nearly unbelievable this was done in 1939. The germans used "unterstuzung" (human ladders), but the crux probably couldn't be climbed this way--it is 20 ft away from the ring-75 ft up the cliff.

Descent Options:

rappel, or traverse to nearby dome and climb alterweg to its summit.

Submitted by: stevecurtis on 2011-07-13
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Route ID: 109349

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  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating R
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: stevecurtis on 2011-07-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars This route is rated about 10B in the guide. Done in 1939???

We did this route when it was moist. In this condition, it was at least 11 C R. Dry, it could be 11 B. This one was a rude shock for our first day.

Added: 2011-07-13