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Green Horns - 5.6

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 35
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Small to large. Four pitches.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Follow the left facing dihedral about 50 feet to the right of the big pine, and belay at the toop of the pinnacle (Green Dagger Buttress). Traverse left across the ledge system to a nice vertical crack and corner system, then up this to a belay at the left edge of a ledge leading back to the right under a roof. Traverse to the right, and up a short crack/corner pitch, then up the stacked blocks to the top.

Submitted by: polarwid on 2004-02-11
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Route ID: 48538

3 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: chief1210 on 2011-10-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars sweet finishing pitch


Added: 2011-10-20

  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: aerili on 2006-10-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars 5.6 is where GM grades really start

The original Granite Mountain book rates this route at 5.6+...which is slight understatement as usual for this area. I'm not sure if we really started on the first pitch of Green Horns or not (the dihedral was right-facing, not left): I started the first pitch but ended up backing down on the crux which was OW, unprotectable with the gear I had (you need a #6), super water polished foot smears, and the "good" hand holds were one sketchy, intermediate move out of reach for someone of my height. I tried to arm bar through it but my girth wasn't big enough to wedge myself in and worm up, although my partner shredude was able to do so. The route is stellar and keeps your mind engaged with tons of different techniques required!

Added: 2006-12-04

Red Point Red Point ascent by: olejeff on 2004-11-13 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Witnessed by: Trangtu
Added: 2004-11-13