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Wald-Calder Route - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Grant Calder, John Wald 1976
Rock (Trad)
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 3.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Start on the right end of the Roaches the right-facing corner that forms the let side of a "box" with a roof 7' up. Pitch 1: Long unprotected reaches to a bucket, then up a rising flake to its top, then traverse 70' on good pro past a thin section to a comfy belay on a ledge. Pitch 2: Straight up from belay follow crack system with a hard to a flexing flake on the left, then to the bulge. Power through the to the top.

Descent Options:

Walk off left (pain in the ass) or rap the inside of the Great Chimney, fixed rap stations.

Submitted by: KVjay on 2010-04-16
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Route ID: 104347

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: rhei on 2010-06-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good crack climbing on p2

Good finger to hand sized crack right up from the belay on p2. Creaky flake is ready to break off - be cautious. Using both foot and hand jams at the top bulge makes it straightforward.

Added: 2010-06-20

  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: KVjay on 2009-06-27 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Wald-Calder

Chris, Dan and I. Great traverse went to low (Stay High) made it harder. Belly flop over bulge.

Added: 2010-04-16