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Oz/Gram Traverse - 5.10d

Average Rating = 4.75/5 Average Rating : 4.75 out of 5
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PG13
5
good gear most of the way. The last pitch has virtually no gear for 85 feet or so, but its only 5.6 climbing.
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d WI4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.75/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 4.75/5
  Fun Factor 4.62/5

Description:

An amazing feature on the Drug Dome. A little bit of everything. Crimpy face climbing, laybacking in a dihedral, traversing under a massive roof, and spicy knob pulling to end it.

Descent Options:

walk off

Submitted by: munky on 2007-06-05
Views: 851
Route ID: 86312

12 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: I_am_very_happy_2_b_here on 2012-11-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars good and hard

i thought it was a hard traverse. place cams on lead, no nuts, and your second will still climb with you. Lol

Added: 2012-12-27

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kubok13 on 2012-07-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars none

left exit before the Gram Traverse

Added: 2012-08-02

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: byran on 2008-08-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars OZ and Gram's Traverse

The dihedral pitch is definitely among the best in Tuolumne (maybe my second favorite after p2 of Blue's Riff). The bolting on the 10d face is excessive and takes some of the excitement out of the route. Not to mention it just doesn't make sense for the first pitch to have a R rating and the second to be a sport climb. The first pitch of the Gram Traverse is the crux of the route. It's awkward and burly and difficult to see the gear you place. The final pitch has a lot of rope drag at the end. Might be better to either do the traverse in 3 pitches, or climb past the bolts and build a gear anchor somewhere (ie, extend the first pitch of Gram and shorten the second). All around superb climb. Great climbing, great exposure, striking line.

Added: 2008-11-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d WI4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: PetiteSirah on 2008-10-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars superduper

pooperscooper

Added: 2008-10-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: eazyclimb on 2007-06-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars OZ

Did the regular OZ Route. the corner pitch is steller!

Added: 2008-09-29

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