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West Face - 5.11a

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Rock (Trad)
Gear up to 3.5 or 4 camalot. Lots of runners and midsize gear.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty (Not Rated)
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


The photo should be pretty obvious. Start on a ledge beneath 2 dihedrals that face each other. The dihedrals don't reach the ground so some spicey climbing leads to a crack system that ends up in the right dihedral. Scope out a green alien/blue tcu horizontal before heading up and make sure the belayer is anchored in on the ledge. Gear is good the rest of the way though the traverse at the end of the 1st pitch to the left dihedral is also a little spicey (slab). Lower tier of the route can be bypassed but is good climbing. Upper tier basically stays on the prow where the upper pitches follow obvious crack but the first pitch of this tier is not obvious and tricky (good gear up an overhanging fingercrack/flare). The remaining climbing is classic meat and potatoes jamming, mostly hands.

Descent Options:

Might be possible to scramble off the ridge (north) Before you top out notice a bolt rap station about 30' below the summit. You can rap from a tree (take slingage) to the bolt anchor and them do 2 long raps to the big midway ledge. Walk off from midwa

Submitted by: powerandrubber on 2008-02-03
Last Modified: 2009-09-21
Views: 786
Route ID: 91734

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  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: veritascs on 2009-09-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Awesome!

Route was great! First pitch is fully protectable except for the traverse at the end, which was even scary following! Next was classic 5.9 fun jamming, third was pretty fun, fourth (5.11) was more like 5.10- with a couple of linked aid moves, fifth was awesome hand jams and the last pitch was steep with amazing hands (I hung-dogged it :/)!

Oh yea, stairtron 3000 to get to the start ledge.

Added: 2009-09-14