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Average Rating = 4.04/5 Average Rating : 4.04 out of 5
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Third Class
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.3 M1
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.20/5
  Rock Quality 3.38/5
  Scenery 4.81/5
  Fun Factor 4.60/5

Description:

This route follows the gash just to the right of the East Butress. It is a fun, scrambling route that lies under the towering blocks of the East Butress route. There are several bouldery options along the walls of the route. Upon reaching the notch, if you go directly up to the left, there is some good soloing to be had. Early season this climb is snow and ice with some solid ice on the north face of Whitney above the notch.

Submitted by: polarwid on 2003-02-05
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Route ID: 13567

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Ratings
  Difficulty M1
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lalamur on 2012-01-14 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Mtneers Route

Spectacular climb, the low amount of snow last season made conditions on the route near perfect.

Added: 2012-10-04

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating X
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: paulwithap on 2012-06-18 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Absolute shit in Summer

This seems like it would be fun in good snow pack, but when dry, it's just a mess. You basically have the option of scrambling up loose rock and scree or soloing Class 4 and sometimes 5 sections. Either way, it's very exposed and dangerous. A slip is easily fatal in some parts. On the last stretch to the summit, after the notch, it's VERY important to stay left if there is no snow. The right looks safer from below, but those big "sturdy" rocks are actually very loose, and footholds are covered with dust/dirt and very slippery. Also, be very wary of climbers above you. I saw one guy come very close to getting hammered by a 20 pound rock someone above him accidentally kicked loose.

Added: 2012-06-19

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

4 out of 5 stars .

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Added: 2009-07-21

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Solo Solo ascent by: amax on 2009-07-04 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars fun lap

Car-to-car solo.




Added: 2009-07-05

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Solo Solo ascent by: steple on 2009-03-21 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars None

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Added: 2009-03-22

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