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Mackerel Sky - 5.11b

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Rock (Trad)
1-2 pieces gear for chimney start, then 5 bolts per pitch
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure (Not Rated)
  Rock Quality (Not Rated)
  Scenery (Not Rated)
  Fun Factor (Not Rated)


11b, 11b Comes out of West Chimney at about 40 feet and pulls on to the wall immediately to the right (Pull out at a point when the first bolt is overhead). From there the route goes straight up, crosses Pan Dulce and continues up a short bulge and steep headwall to an anchor. Pitch 2 ascends a lower angle, but really nice pretty easy face to another headwall with big knobs spaced well apart, then onto the aręte to another anchor. It can be lead in one 120 foot pitch and with a 70 meter rope and a short scramble can be TR’d with a 70m, but it went up as a 2 pitch. It essentially is the face to the right of West chimney. pitch.

Descent Options:

Lower off good anchors. 70m can lower from top of P2 with short 4th class

Submitted by: ultraviolet on 2011-05-28
Last Modified: 2012-01-19
Views: 573
Route ID: 108460

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Rockjunkie15 on 2012-01-14 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Alright

The start of this route is basically the same as Pan Dulce but you rock over 2 feet lower, I felt the crux was down by the 2nd or 3rd bolt. Fun route but I like the 2nd pitch of Pan Dulce better.

Added: 2012-01-16