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If at First - 5.10d

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Rock (Trad)
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Std. rack with extra finger and small hands size cams. Many runners.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty (Not Rated)
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure (Not Rated)
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  Fun Factor (Not Rated)

Description:

Ascend the right side of a buttress at the bottom left hand side of the east face. From the top of the ledge ascend the only continuous set of cracks on the left side of the face. Climb the edge of the east face, always moving right over exposure. At a good ledge on the fifth pitch, traverse right around a corner, ascend an off-width continue right past a prominent right facing dihedral and onto the prow of the large right facing dihedral that is the largest feature on the left side of the east face. Tricky protection and sustained 5.10 + climbing brings you to a corner system. Follow corners to top and join the east face at the top of the giant's staircase

Submitted by: rocknroll on 2009-02-03
Views: 1013
Route ID: 58466

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: snowey on 2009-08-16 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars With Nate

Fun climbing. Maybe got off route a bit since we didn't see any death runouts. However, we did find a gnarly offwidth that isn't mentioned in the topo.
For TR:
http://pullharder.org/2009/08/19/if-at-first-mt-whitney/

Added: 2010-02-22

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: rocknroll on 2004-08-17 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Route took seven attempts. Ran out of time, got hailed on, partners got lost. Final ascent: fixed 3 pitches afternoon of first day; rest day; climbed almost to top of giant's staircase, bivouac at 14,000 feet, no sleeping bags, very cold; summited 10:00am next day. Definitely a grade V

All in all, great climbing with a lot of 5.10 on clean rock.

Witnessed by: seth dilles
Added: 2004-08-17