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South Face - 5.7

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Rock (Trad)
G
3
small nuts and cams to 3", plus optional 4" cam
300
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Start 50 ft right/uphill from the huge cave at the base of the crag, scramble up 15 ft of easy slabs to the start of the lieback flake. P1: This is the steepest pitch, and probably the technical crux of the route. Follow the lieback flake until it ends, then face climb up a few more feet via face holds out left to a small belay ledge with tattered old slings and build yer own anchor. (5.7, 80 ft, pro: bigger cams to 4") P2: Trend up and left the whole way, zig-zaging past a series of small right-facing dihedrals to a shady belay in a large cave. You'll get some nice exposure when you move left over/around the last small dihedral. The last 30 feet is runout, but much lower angle. (5.7, 180 ft, pro: cams to 3" plus small nuts and micro stoppers) P3: Exit the cave on climber's right and head up/right over a bulge via the slingable manzanita to a low-angle chimney with good face holds that leads to the summit. (5.6, 80 ft, pro: small cam, then manzanita, then 4" cam) From the summit block, scramble off the backside down then right to reach the ridgeline and the trail back to La Cumbre Peak.

Submitted by: gimpster93101 on 2007-06-15
Views: 551
Route ID: 86500

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: gimpster93101 on 2007-06-10 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Fun Day!

Lead all 3 pitches again. Route is cleaning up nicely!

Added: 2007-06-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: gimpster93101 on 2007-05-20 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Hidden Gem!

Lead all 3 pitches - great adventure climb for the intermediate trad leader.

Added: 2007-06-18