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Elephants Trunk - 5.7

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


This is a great route for a 5.7 or 5.8 climbing party in search of some adventure. Bring double ropes to rap or rap diagonemesis down the back side. Hard to find the start of this one. Hike up past the dome and do the easy corner up the back side, then bust up the prow for several pitches with totally arbitrary belays to the summit. Fun. A bit loose in places.

Submitted by: billiebob on 2002-08-09
Views: 1063
Route ID: 21928

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  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: sonso45 on 2014-01-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Alt start on front side...

We wanted to try another start. Didn't find it and ended up wandering up and traversing left on two long pitches to the saddle. Would not recommend this start. Next time I will hike to the original start. Sounds better. Then the rest of the prow pitches would be just as enjoyable. Lovely climb and exposure. Climb the cleanest rock and decent protection will appear. Reminds me of the Dolomites in commitment.

Added: 2014-01-13

Onsight Onsight ascent by: ruffian_11 on 2004-11-20 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Fun route, we did it in 9 pitches very quickly. Liked the "stemming over the void" on the 2nd pitch.

Witnessed by: Andrew, Craig, Meghan
Added: 2004-11-20