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Direct NW Face - A2+ popular

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (6)
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See Topo for rack. Recommend Cam hooks including 1 micro and all other hooks.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty (Not Rated)
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.50/5
  Rock Quality 2.00/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

A less crowded alternative to the regular NW face. Hauling is easier and the bivy ledges are better. It's harder though, and the quality of the rock isn't nearly as good. A more wall-like atmoshphere and view of the main face are rewards. It wasn't hard to do clean with lots of hooks. C3?

Submitted by: karlbaba on 2002-07-30
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Route ID: 21228

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  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: blkela on 1999-06-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars some time that summer

all most the best climb ive done. the chim stank though. done with my uncle, thankx cary for introducing me to the best sport in the world.

Added: 2009-06-13

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  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: franzr on 1999-05-06 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Nice alpine feel

We went light and did this route with one bivy on the wall (using one pad and two bivy bags--no sleeping bags). This has a much different feel from El Cap routes--very alpine. The rock isn't the best--watch out while belaying! Our rope got a big goby after a rock fell on it right beside me. Definitely don't need a hammer.

Added: 2007-04-06

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: climb_likeagirl_ on 2003-06-13 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Loved it-tough hike to the cliff. did it in 23 hours. youngest female to summit.

Witnessed by: Hans Florine
Added: 2003-06-13

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: karlbaba on 2000-07-23 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

I dug this route. It's pretty trad though! <a href="http://member.newsguy.com/~climbing/Baba%27s_Half_Dome_Direct.html"><b>read the trip report.</b></a>

Added: 2000-07-23

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Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: gambler on 1978-08-15 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

3 nice bivi ledges,but the chimney smelled bad!

Added: 1978-08-15

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