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Diet Delight - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.83/5 Average Rating : 3.83 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.83/5
  Rock Quality 3.80/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

This route ascends the center of the east face. (Note: The east face of Windy Peak does not involve the long hike to the south face. The east face is on your right on the way in. See the Urioste book for a nice photo.) Start to the left (south) of a huge pillar/corner in the middle of the east face on a bushy ledge. Pitch 1: Climb a thin crack, then step left to belay (5.8+) Pitch 2: Climb up and left along corners, then up a right facing corner to a ledge with a scrub oak (5.8) Pitch 3: Go up and right past a cave to the top (5.7) Variation: To the left of the cave is a slightly left-leaning hand crack. (5.9-) Descent: Scramble up, then go down and left (south) in a gully. You may need to do a short rappel.

Submitted by: vegastradguy on 2008-03-10
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Route ID: 32384

6 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: climballnight on 2010-04-17 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great route

Easy approach. Crux at first pitch, made the next 3 pitches a breeze. Second pitch crux may have been reach-dependent, but being about 6'1" i didn't notice much of a crux there. I superbly enjoyed the airy moves over the arete at the top-out... great view, easily protected, and just plain really fun. The hike down has a couple dicey parts but nothing near as bad as Tunnel Vision/Group Therapy.

Added: 2010-05-14

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: KVjay on 2009-04-25 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Diet Delight

interesting climbing, tough approach if you can't find the path

Added: 2010-03-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: 858jason on 2010-03-21 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars None

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Added: 2010-03-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2007-12-19 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Diet Delight

My first route with David ....I am sure we will have many more together, fun dude, good times. Cold, cloudy and windy day, but we stuck it out for 2 routes, 6 pitches. Did Hot Fudge Thursday the next day. Good Patriot fan as well, so plenty to talk about.

Added: 2008-03-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: needrock on 2008-01-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars diet delight

the first pitchof this route is definitely the best.

Added: 2008-01-20

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