Skip to Content

Magnolia Thunderpussy - 5.9 popular

Average Rating = 4.57/5 Average Rating : 4.57 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 30
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (15)
Premier Sponsor:
Rock (Trad)
Medium to large Cams or nuts. Four pitches.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.67/5
  Rock Quality 4.67/5
  Scenery 4.67/5
  Fun Factor 4.67/5

Description:

Halfway up the pine covered ramp toward the swamp slabs is a beautiful set of twin cracks set back in a wide chimney. Climb these cracks to a roof, go around to the left(or right through the roof via the hand crack) and belay at the base of some broken ground. Solo or 4th class through the shattered blocks to a beautiful right trending hand crack and follow this to a belay by a bush. Climb the hidden chimney behind the chockstones above and you are on top.

Descent Options:

walk off to the west

Submitted by: steelmonkey on 2007-02-05
Views: 2121
Route ID: 9895

Most Recent Photo

15 Ascents Recorded

GoRecord an ascent
GoRead all 15 ascent notes

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: 205asobotka on 2012-09-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars mgtp

first pitch only, as we got there late. hard, perfect hand jams all the way.

Added: 2012-11-23

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ryanc490 on 2009-05-07 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars don't get stuck in the dark

did this climb awhile back. got stuck in the dark

Added: 2009-05-07

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: winkwinklambonini on 2007-10-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Good

Good

Added: 2007-10-08

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: pyrosis on 2006-06-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Absolutely classic!

The original Jim Waugh guide calls it 5.8, the ultimate sandbag!! Still stiff at 5.9, its an awesome route! Every pitch is classic, up to the tunnel through to the summit!

Added: 2006-12-16

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lou on 2006-11-25 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Beautiful magnolia thunderpussy

First time on this route....seconded first pitch...lead third...solid rock...fantastic pro...go right on roof on the first pitch...great hand crack with good feet....thought the section below the roof was the crux....the third pitch seems so improbable, yet goes...look down and out when you are liebacking around the flake!! ( take a 4 cam)...fantastic...yeah a hard 9 rating is fair....coke bottle rap station is about 100 yards to the east, along edge...cant see em till you wander out to edge just past the great roof area...look for a carin (if youre lucky)..and they are out off the edge from there ( a little to the east)...have you jams down.... do it.... ; )

Added: 2006-11-26

... Read all 15 ascent notes