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West Face Overhang - 5.7

Average Rating = 2.88/5 Average Rating : 2.88 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (14)
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Pro to 3", gear anchor
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.25/5
  Rock Quality 2.50/5
  Scenery 2.25/5
  Fun Factor 2.50/5

Description:

Be careful on this route! Near the top of the route is a right traverse underneath an overhang, and your rope will get stuck here!! It's probably not worth it! (el_capitan) Instead of traversing right near the top, can also go left and back to find a nice finger crack that leads to the top. Doing this will likely require breaking into two pitches to avoid rope drag.

Submitted by: baja_java on 2003-02-12
Last Modified: 2006-11-27
Views: 958
Route ID: 14129

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2013-01-30 (View Climbing Log)

1 out of 5 stars West Face Overhang

My partner who belayed me on this lead had actually led this wrong on a previous trip. He told me to take the run out groove. No, keep traversing right to the crack (photo is correct in Miramontes book). Trick on this one is to double extend every piece you put in. Would have rather soled it myself, no slab moves at the grade really, always felt secure. Don't try and rap down from the rap up there in 2013, too much rock friction when you go to pull. Just down climb by the tree to the right of the formation. With Chad from CA.

Added: 2013-02-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: i_h8_choss on 2012-12-17 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars I liked it

This route is not a gimmie 5.7. I led it in one full pitch. Went straight up the flaring groove at the top(rating?) which felt a little harder than 5.7 and had a nasty potential fall.

Added: 2013-01-25

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: sdbob on 2012-05-04 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars use your noggin

Easy start, skip pro until the chimney. Tried facing left first, (good feet) but works better facing right since you exit that direction. I stopped after the traverse at the top and set an anchor for the 10a. Skipped the scary topout and just traversed left around the block to the ramp descent on the other side. Happy about that decision.

Added: 2012-05-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: amigo25zmy on 2011-04-09 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars .

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Added: 2011-04-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ericfoltz on 1999-03-21 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Lead

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Added: 2010-05-11

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