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Battle of the Bulge - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.75/5 Average Rating : 4.75 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.50/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

This is the corner crack at the far right side of the west wall, about 50 yards right of the two other cracks. From the base of it one can see down to the Dana Fork and the boulder field below the south face. It is listed in the Tuolumne Topropes guide, but not the regular guide; either way, it is a lot of fun. Climb the excellent 5.6 corner crack to where it levels off below an obvious bulge (visible from below). Protect the bulge (5.8), as a fall would land you on a slab, then pull through it in one mighty awkward move. Easier from there to the top. Gear anchor necessary at the top. Can be toproped using a 60m rope.

Submitted by: gotuolumne on 2003-02-27
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Route ID: 32847

5 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ngolden02 on 2014-06-10 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars watch out for the marmuts

they will steal your shoes

Added: 2014-09-11

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: OrionAgnew on 2012-08-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars b

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Added: 2012-08-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: john_walker777 on 2008-09-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars John

Great climb, nice granite crack system with old piton scars for finger holds on way up, easy gear placement, takes 8 pieces or so to pro properly (2 @ the top for the bulge move, which a great crack-bouldery move, tough on hands, but great5 for the soul!)

Added: 2008-09-15

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Solo Solo ascent by: buju on 2007-08-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars fun

god drunk at 1 PM with my roomate....needed somthing to free solo. got there, climbed it...it started to rain, he spilt his gin and tonic, so we went home.

Added: 2007-12-17

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: gotuolumne on 2002-07-10 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

A wonderful crack. I climbed this at night with my roommate after we shared a skillet of Spam and scalloped potatoes....I'm glad I was leading! Belaying him from the top, looking out at the Cathedral Range cloaked in starlight, was priceless.

Added: 2002-07-10