Skip to Content

Baby - 5.6 popular

Average Rating = 4.20/5 Average Rating : 4.20 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 99
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (132)
Premier Sponsor:
Fritz Wiessner, Mary Cecil and Betty Woolsey
Rock (Trad)
PG13
2
Standard rack, a big piece is nice.
140
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.73/5
  Rock Quality 4.38/5
  Scenery 3.93/5
  Fun Factor 4.36/5

Description:

Start: Between Matinee and Easy Overhang. There is a trail from the carriage road just past the new restroom. Climb the obvious widening crack. The offwidth section is notorious for Gunks climbers, but easy if you know how to climb cracks. ***MISSING CHOCK STONE*** THERE USE TO BE A CHOCK STONE IN THE OFFWIDTH CRACK. THE CHOKE STONE IS NO LONGER THERE MAKING THE ROUTE HARDER THEN A 5.6***** (Rap bolts & chains to the right on the ledge). The second pitch climb up to an intimidating roof, which is pulled to the top. Classic-be careful not to knock down loose rocks on the GT ledge.

Descent Options:

Rap off tree on top of second pitch then rap off of bolted anchor on top of first pitch

Submitted by: interniq on 2006-10-23
Last Modified: 2007-02-17
Views: 2145
Route ID: 9875

Most Recent Photos

132 Ascents Recorded

GoRecord an ascent
GoRead all 132 ascent notes

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Bulletproof2000 on 2013-10-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars remember doing it with a 55m

Not a good idea...

Added: 2013-10-21

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: gblauer on 2013-09-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars This used to be hard for me!

Progress!!! I lead P1 and P2 today. It was happy and joyful all the way up.

Added: 2013-09-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: fitchjj on 2012-09-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Heady but rewarding lead

I layed back the offwidth after an awkward try to stay in it. Felt stiff for a 5.6. There's two small rocks chocked in there, but I only used them to rest. #4 cam to protect the offwidth. Second pitch roof pull is a sweet finish, easier than it looks.

Added: 2012-09-04

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: gblauer on 2012-08-31 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars I love P1

THe offwidth used to scare me to death. Now it's a joyful easy climb. Someone jammed some rocks into the offwidth. Not sure why, they really don't help anything.

Added: 2012-08-31

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: gblauer on 2012-06-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Don't forget about P2

It's got a fun little crux. It feels a bit harder than a 6.

Added: 2012-06-24

... Read all 132 ascent notes