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Tribal Rite - A3+

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aid rack, handful of heads, maybe an ASCA kit
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Tribal Rite takes off from the top of Boot Flake and goes straight up. The climbing is moderate aid and fairly continuous. There are quite a few bad 1/4" rusty Rawl bolts, which should be replaced. The belays seemed OK, though. There are few heads and rivets on the route. It's mostly up small features and cracks. The Carrot is a 50 foot, totally expando downward pointing spike; it probably should be cleaned on rappel, top down, so you don't fix all your gear. The last two pitches are shared with WOEML, or you can do the Reticent crux instead. The top-out is nothing short of brilliant, with one of the cleanest last hauls on El Cap.

Submitted by: apollodorus on 2006-03-26
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Route ID: 75368

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Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: apollodorus on 2005-06-15 (View Climbing Log)

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PTPP and I did New Dawn and then Tribal Rite to the summit. There were about seven days of rain and snow storms while we were up there (in JUNE). The wind coming off Clouds Rest and Half Dome was quite cold. We brought so much food and water, we could afford to just sit in our tents and watch parties on the Nose scrambling to gain a few feet whenever the rain stopped. On one pitch, I pulled a fixed head and ripped the next three pieces for a forty-footer. One of the best parts of the route was the top-out haul, which had none of the high-friction drama that caps off most routes.

Witnessed by: PTPP
Added: 2005-06-15