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Chute Up - 5.3

Average Rating = 3.60/5 Average Rating : 3.60 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.2
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.50/5
  Fun Factor 3.50/5

Description:

Follow the line of least resistance up the left side of the W.A.C. buttress.

Submitted by: pywiak on 2002-12-14
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Route ID: 28723

8 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.2
  Safety Rating G
Solo Solo ascent by: ericfoltz on 1998-10-23 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Solo

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Added: 2010-05-13

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Flash Flash ascent by: happiegrrrl on 2010-04-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars n/a

Commitment moving from the chute to the slab buttress. It may only be 5.2 climbing but it's a "no slip0ups allowed" bit of climbing with no pro from a gnarly crash landing.

I placed a yellow Alien in the obvious slot and then climbed the chimney-like section up and slotted a nut as high, on the left, as possible. Then down-climbed back to the base section and found a decently sized foot divet on the slab to step onto. No pro till the anchor, and a massive penji, but it is easy slab. Still - not for the timid or new 5.EZ leader!

Added: 2010-04-19

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: niccast on 2009-04-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars fun climb

and used it to set up a TR for a couple adjacent climbs

Added: 2009-04-27

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: dindolino32 on 2009-03-21 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Free soloed to quickly set up TR for friends.

It was a chute that you go up.... get it... chute up. anyway, I dont know if it would be a really fun climb except for the very beginner.

Added: 2009-03-25

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: happiegrrrl on 2007-05-02 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Micro epic

Straightforward enough....except we had intended to get to the W.A.C. anchors to set a TR. I swear I had a guide who did that once.

It would be an understatement to say.....I got to the ledge, and balked at finishing. Looking at unprotected chimney moves - wiiiiiide - onto a steeply sloping dome, or a step up/onto the dome earlier, with just a nassty, nasty opportunity to tumble.

Finally my partner led over the left traverse mentioned above, and got the Fun Stuff anchors.

I recall, vaguely, a mention somewhere of a JTree 5.2 with an end that "just wasn't fair for a low level leader." If this isn't the one, it's a good candidate for the title.

Added: 2007-05-07

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