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Forbidden Corner - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 77
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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D. Vockeroth & L. Mackay, October 1964
Trad, some bolts
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5


Climbs an awesome corner system on Yam, old climb and some runout areas, nice variation that brings it up to 5.10. It is the 5.9 route of Yam and the 3 stars are a given.

Submitted by: lovesclimbing on 2006-10-12
Last Modified: 2013-08-12
Views: 1673
Route ID: 80629

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2006-07-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Forbidden Corner

I combined pitch 1 and 2. Funky route with too much unprotected traversing, but entertaining. The traverse below pitch 9 is a little wacky, so is pitch 4's traverse. Some variations available. All in all a good route for Yam.

Added: 2008-07-28

  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lovesclimbing on 2006-10-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

This route was awsom, it is a must do, we did the 5.10 variation and was awsom climbing, the traverse pitch was increadable with the huge exposure, the crux was just the heady part of the climbing.

Added: 2006-10-12