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Piton Traverse - 5.5

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Rock (Trad)
Small to medium gear supplemented with fixed pitons.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 2.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Start on Monolith - Original Route, instead of anchoring to the 3 bolt mid pitch belay continue to the three bolts around the corner and belay here (5.8). Continue right and up following a crack past fixed pitons (5.5).

Submitted by: rockwizard on 2008-03-26
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Route ID: 92374

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: rockwizard on 2008-03-08 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Mossy

An enjoyable and less traveled route to summit the monolith. Since the pitons are so close together and protect the route well the traverse does not require any gear. I will leave it up to you if you want to trust rusty 60 year old pitons.

Added: 2008-03-08