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Yak Check - 5.9 popular

Average Rating = 4.57/5 Average Rating : 4.57 out of 5
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Gear to 3", take extra finger size (yellow, orange, red TCU)
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.17/5
  Rock Quality 3.83/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.67/5

Description:

This is arguably the best line on this of the peak.It combines the bottom half of Yak Crack and the top half of Reality Check.approx.13 pitches. Climb Yak Creck to halfway (pinnacle belay) then go out left to a long flake traverse. reach a cave through-flake and an optional belay - tunnel through or climb right of cave, to ledge (better option). move left again on ledge then climb straight up crux pitches to summit past some bolts. 14 p in total.

Submitted by: dru on 2005-12-13
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Route ID: 30304

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: qtrollip on 2011-09-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Perfect day of climbing

Scramble p1 and 14. Simul-climbed p2. Lead p4, 6, 8. Dehydrated hiking down! Left car at sunrise, back at sunset, about 12 hours car to car. Climbed with Nick.

Added: 2011-09-04

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: darkgift06 on 2010-09-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun times & adventure

we tried to climb Yak Check this weekend, but only made it to the belay just below Lunch Ledge. It had rained all night & the rock was super wet, so we bailed & hiked to the summit.

Added: 2010-09-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: hammerless_7 on 2009-07-23 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Superclimbers onsite Yak Peak, other parties bail due to serac fall and avalanches

Beautifull day, rad partner, it just doesn't get any better.

Added: 2009-10-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jand on 2009-07-21 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars cruisy fun

Great route. If you are comfortable simuling on 5.6, simul from the bottom to lunch ledge, saves a lot of time.

Added: 2009-07-21

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mar_leclerc on 2008-06-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun

This was my first big route... I led 11 of 12 oitches and found p6 to be the most serious. The 5.10 section was more like 5.8/9

Added: 2008-06-30

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