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Great Expectations - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Rock (Trad) (Toprope)
Pro good below with Herbarium start, groundfall potential with direct Tiptoe start. Pro above good until top of corner and ramp system. Crux poorly protected at top of route with small wires in often somewhat loose rock. Fun top roped from good gear an
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty (Not Rated)
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Double ropes are well advised. Head up Herbarium corner, traverse left across face and under a roof to a large inside corner and ramp system that leads up-right almost to the top. Out right from under next roof, then trend left over the bulge to gain the top of the cliff. The "5.8" moves on this climb are harder than some of the 5.9 at this location - maybe because of previous rockfall changing the route(?).

Descent Options:

walkoff or rappel

Submitted by: Mellow on 2008-07-15
Views: 450
Route ID: 94766

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Safety Rating R
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: Mellow on 2008-07-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun wandering route

Lead got sketched by pro before final crux move. We decided to TR.

Added: 2008-07-15