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The Big Horn - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (8)
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Joe Herbst, Betsy Herbst, Matt McMackin, Randal Grandstaff
Rock (Trad)
G
4
single rack to 4"
700
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.17/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 4.67/5
  Fun Factor 4.67/5

Description:

This is the route that ascends the awesome crack system that splits the varnished wall left of Birdland. Amazingly, while it is not insanely hard, it is definitely old school at the grade- and put up by the legendary Joe Herbst. Climb the first two pitches of Birdland and then traverse right (5.3-ish) for about 50' to the base of the main crack. Alternatively, you can climb the first pitch of Rawlpindi, but instead of bearing left on the second pitch, you can continue straight up to the base of the crack. Pitch 4: Ascend the crack that splits the face to a bolted station at its top. From here, one double rope rappel returns you to the top of Pitch 2 of Birdland. Alternatively, you can continue up a few more pitches to the top of the feature.

Descent Options:

Rappel.

Submitted by: vegastradguy on 2008-02-17
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Route ID: 92170

8 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: bowleggedgoat on 2010-11-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars The Big Horn

Really good you can do it in 2 pitches start Rawalpindi then link up.

Added: 2012-02-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: explorator on 2010-11-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars via Rawalpindi

We did this route in 3 p's starting on Rawalpindi, which, besides being a very enjoyable start, avoided the throng on Birdland. Thin face holds to the left of the crux finger crack are good. I have been eyeing this route for awhile from Birdland and am glad that I finally got to do it. Steep fun with great protection.

Added: 2010-11-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: fluffystuff on 2010-11-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars interesting

the rock was super cool on the first pitch. the crux was hard and awesome.


Added: 2010-11-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: critterdude542 on 2010-03-27 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars big horn

start of pitch 4 is pretty wide so be prepared to run it out off the belay. good route

Added: 2010-03-27

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ratherbe on 2009-04-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars The Big Horn

Great when linked up with Birdland

Added: 2009-05-17

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