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Route Canal - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 5
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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The only trad climb on the wall. Bring a standard rack of cams and nuts.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5


Climb the dihedral just right of Panama Canal, past one bolt at the top to bolt anchors. Kirk Miller named and placed the anchors for this climb, but found evidence of a previous ascent. The true name and FA is not known.

Submitted by: freeskicolorado on 2008-08-28
Views: 921
Route ID: 95628

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jmeizis on 2012-08-21 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Super Fun

Crack climbing with an interesting finish.

Added: 2012-08-23

  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: freeskicolorado on 2008-09-10 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars ...

A great variation, which I call "Gondolier Canal," climbs the Route Canal corner to an obvious traverse, and finishes on the last two bolts (crux) of Gondolier Arete.
The gear protected section of the climb goes at about 5.8 followed by the 5.10a crux on the arete.

Added: 2008-09-10