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Fifth Sister - Going the Wong Way - 5.7

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Rock (Trad)
Bolts for the 5.7 Trad for the 5.3
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Loose 5.3 climbing up to a small tree. Then right face climbing with 3 bolts. The 2nd is hard to see. Then easy scramble to the top. You can set up a belay from a big dead tree, then walk back to the start of the route

Submitted by: Superpedro on 2011-05-01
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Route ID: 108553

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  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Superpedro on 2011-05-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good climbing in the sisters

Approach: Just after the reservoir there is a climb trail: do NOT take it, it leads to another area. 20m after, there is another climbing trail indicated that even says: Sister climbing this way. :D Continue the trail up to the end of it, passing all the sisters, leaving them on your left. Just before that, check out the large crack: this is it!

Climb: 5.3 very easy up to the tree, with no pro up to 2m before the tree, then nuts + then sling the tree possible.
3 bolts are on the face climb, which makes it well protected. However, I couldn't see the 2nd bolt (which would make that part of the climb R or X) so I was hesitant to go. I did go and only saw the 2nd bolt when I had my hand on it (almost literally). The 3rd bolt was obvious from the 1st one.
Then it is easy, walk around the bulky rock/notch to climb it from behind to belay from the large dead tree very comfortably (Didn't see any of the belay bolts mentioned in the topo).

Descent: Walk back to the large ground area, then take right, as close as possible to the climbing route, you can enter a sort of horizontal chimney and downclimb/scramble through it easily.

Added: 2011-05-01