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Western Union - 5.8

Average Rating = 3.71/5 Average Rating : 3.71 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 9
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (11)
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Rock (Trad)
G
5
Cams, wires, long slings
690
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.14/5
  Rock Quality 3.57/5
  Scenery 3.57/5
  Fun Factor 3.86/5

Description:

Parallels Unnamed and Pony Express. Crux pitch is fragile.

Submitted by: tonydevo on 2004-08-30
Last Modified: 2013-08-14
Views: 931
Route ID: 58679

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11 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: BadBeta on 2013-09-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Western Union

Hot day, relatively solid rock, fun. Lead pitches 1,3,5. Pitch 5 was sustained, but fun.

Added: 2013-09-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: CamelCigarettePack on 2013-09-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Western Union

Rad route, lots of fun; fairly straightforward route finding. Some run out sections, moves from the second pitch to the 5.7 crack I thought were pretty cruxy! Last pitch was probably my favorite.

Added: 2013-09-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2006-10-09 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Western Union

With Peter and Nayden. Incredible fall day, short sleeves all day! That last pitch, 5, was the most sustained and interesting, going up the rib to the left of the Pumpkin. Peter had to do a roof move on 3 that was interesting. Otherwise, just some fall exercise for the most part. Rock was good quality though, textured, no squirrel piss.

Added: 2008-07-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: uvic_climber on 2007-11-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Very Nice Route

We climbed this in mid november. The climbing is great with a few sizable run-outs. Our experience turned interesting when it began to blizzard on the last pitch. Great climb though

Added: 2007-11-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: iluvrocks on 2007-08-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Western Union

my very first route on the Yam, nice climbing, we didn't exactly follow Western Union, kinda zigzaged through it...

Added: 2007-09-20

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