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Tangerine Trip - A2 popular

Average Rating = 4.83/5 Average Rating : 4.83 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (24)
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Bring sawed-offs and lots of quarter-inch wingnuts, plus "Screamers" for the rivet ladders(!)
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9 A3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.20/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.80/5

Description:

"The Trip," along with Lurking Fear, The Shield, Mescalito and Zodiac, is one of El Cap's five nailing trade routes. While it's not a bad route, few would argue with you if you ranked it dead last among the five. The fourth pitch has some of the worst "fixed mank" you'll find anywhere, and every now and then one of the ancient and poorly-placed dowels will fail and send some hapless victim on the big plunge. This may be the only place you'll ever want to use"screamers" on a rivet ladder! While many of the pitches are wholly unmemorable, the fifth pitch is "beauty, eh?" and one you are likely never to forget.

Submitted by: passthepitonspete on 2006-03-26
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Route ID: 5211

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24 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty A2
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: fearlessclimber on 2008-06-10 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars pretty sick

not my fave on the wall but what a sick climb

Added: 2008-10-21

Ratings
  Difficulty A3+
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: climbingcordless on 2007-09-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Tangerine Trip

My first El Cap Route it was a blast. fun pitches, and awesome bivy Anchors.

Added: 2008-03-28

Ratings
  Difficulty A4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: speddy on 1976-06-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars 3rd Ascent

Al Bartlett and I did the third ascent, we thought we were going to do the second but Bard let us know he had just done the second. It had been about 3 years since it was put up by Charlie Porter. He did it during a Spring snowstorm with a partner who had never done a big wall. On my way out of the Valley for the first time I saw him, 10 days into the climb. Robbins had started the route and given up. We figured he would either make it or die. At the time a rescue had never been attempted or made on the N American Wall. When Al & I did the route we figured we had to make it. We figured we would have a hell of a time trying to get down if we didn't. Since Charlie did not talk much about the many wall climbs he did, we were not sure how hard it was. It was reported to be A4+ or A5. There weren't that many people climbing that wall at the time. I think we were the only ones on the wall during the whole climb. Not too sure of the year. It was the last big climb I did before I went in the Service. Thought you might like to know how it was back then.

Added: 2008-01-23

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: climbhigher on 2007-08-31 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Not as good as Zodiac...steep and Fun.

Did this route with my friend Holly Beck. Droped the Portaledge. Spent two nights on ledges....3 day send.

Added: 2007-08-31

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9 A3
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: namascar on 2006-10-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars namascar

Very nice. Some pitches are weak. Others are awsome. Lots of bolt ladders

Added: 2007-02-20

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