Skip to Content

Harding Route on Mt. Conness - 5.11b

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right):
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
Premier Sponsor:
Rock (Trad)
Pretty Good with the exception of the long offwidth section on pitch 5. Need Big Bros. Harding would bolt the fist and hands section but then just grovel it out for 70 feet of scary, hard offwidth.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


An incredible climb in the Sierra backcountry. I had to do this 3 pitch variation which included a 5.11b/c (?) 2nd pitch to avoid the usual intro pitches that were wet. I led all the piches on sight. Probably because of its remote location, length (Grade V) and overall difficulty (wide cracks) this was my proudest send.

Descent Options:

walk off and scramble down the right side.

Submitted by: munky on 2007-08-22
Views: 2296
Route ID: 87912

3 Ascents Recorded

GoRecord an ascent

  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: radioface on 2010-08-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Love to suffer?

This was a blast, but make sure you have your big boy (or girl) pants and your suffering cap. Brought a double rack to a #3 camalot which was ample. Croft rates the OW 5.9, which perhaps is a good mindset to be in when considering whether to haul up a bunch of big stuff. A personal decision I guess. Stellar rock quality, especially up higher. You can link many of the pitches with a 70m. There are two ways to go down low, one is 5.11 and the other 5.10.

Added: 2010-08-07

  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: caughtinside on 2008-08-17 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars One of Croft's "Big Four"

Great day on rock, a free grade V. Not .11, the normal rating of .10c felt right on. #6 camalot nice for the OW crux, and the 5.8 chimney up high was no picnic.

Added: 2009-08-04

  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: munky on 2007-08-06 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Completed in perfect style. My proudest so far!!

Had to do the variation start (11.b) because of wet opening pitches. Offwidth is hard. Squeezes are even harder. Harding you were one crazy bastard

Added: 2007-08-22