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Fifty Crowded Variation - 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Rock (Trad)
G
2
doubles to a number 3 camalot.
200
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.33/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.67/5

Description:

Climb the first 4 pitches of the East Buttress to the base of the bolt ladder. From there, rather than climbing the 10c (aid ladder), head up and right 15' on scalloped, featured rock past a bolt to a short finger crack and small roof. Above the roof, a 5.6 face is protected by 3 bolts and a 2 bolt belay is reached. p2 face climbs a tiny blank corner to intersect the traverse pitch of the East Buttress at the fixed pin. The 5.10a pitch is pretty casual by valley standards.

Submitted by: summerprophet on 2008-05-08
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Route ID: 87270

4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: shong on 2009-10-09 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Beautiful

Gorgeous location, stunning views of El Cap. 6 pitches with a 70m. 70m also made the raps down go in 2. Dry, mellow descent. Could've brought a single rack, maybe double on smaller to hand sizes. Perfect autumn day in both sun & shade. At least 7 parties on it, on a Friday... passed the party in front via this variation.

Added: 2009-10-15

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: LineoFire on 2009-09-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars a

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Added: 2009-09-15

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cobbledik on 2009-05-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars off route again.

note: make sure you head left after bolts on this variation. Straight up looks solid (and it is) but it will put you about 30 ft out without pro before you get to the belay station. (fun but definitely a bit heady)

Added: 2009-05-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: summerprophet on 2007-07-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Easier Alternative to Regular route

Enjoyable climbing. A late start will give you more time in the shade.

Added: 2007-07-27