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Piton Highway - 5.7

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (6)
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Standard Rack + Fixed Pins
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.25/5
  Fun Factor 3.67/5

Description:

After the start of Lavender, the trail at the foot of the cliff becomes narrow and rocky and drops down between broken rock above and a steep slab below. Piton Highway starts at the top of this narrow, rocky section. Go up to an obvious left facing vertical corner. Climb this direct to a short wall. This can be climbed direct (5.8) or by moving a few feet right to an awkward left leaning crack (5.6). Both options bring you out on a huge sloping ledge with a cedar tree

Submitted by: cjburchell on 2002-09-19
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Route ID: 24430

6 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: dagibbs on 2010-03-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars lead it

Was a nice lead. Found there's now 3 bolts instead of one, which was a pleasant surprise. Also, nice to get the red point. (Had climbed it once before a couple years previously on top rope.)

An excellent climb at its grade.

Added: 2010-03-21

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: GatineauClimber on 2009-07-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars .

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Added: 2009-07-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jclimb on 2009-02-26 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Gatineau Classic

Fun climb, with a few easier variations. I agree about the bolts. Very puzzling.

Added: 2009-02-26

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: LamontagnedeGatineau on 2008-10-04 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Bolt highway?

Don't get the logic this climb. Need to protect in trad for first half, then there are 2 bolts placed next to perfect cracks, one a mere 6 inches away. Ah the mysteries of bold addicts...

Added: 2008-10-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.1
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: dagibbs on 2007-09-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Nice climb.

Nice climb on solid granite.



Added: 2008-04-10

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