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Overhanging Layback - 5.7

Average Rating = 3.69/5 Average Rating : 3.69 out of 5
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Rock
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P1 can be 5.6R or 5.7-8PG - possible shortcut avoids hard moves but also gear. P2 5.6-5.7PG
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.42/5
  Scenery 3.42/5
  Fun Factor 3.73/5

Description:

start at the right edge of the mccarthy wall. climb up a right facing corner with a huge right-facing flake a short way up. undercling/layback partway out the flake then back left and up to a belay in the big corner (5.7). up the corner to a tree, traverse out left onto the face to another corner, then up the face to a roof. move far right around a roof, and on to the gt ledge. climb to the path

Submitted by: feedmerocks on 2006-10-23
Last Modified: 2007-02-17
Views: 868
Route ID: 53688

27 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2014-05-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Haven't been on this in years

Lots of fun and lots of loose blocks on P2. Pick your way up carefully. Did a different variation on P1 since it was wet. Instead of moving up to the right, we went left at the little roof.

Added: 2014-05-02

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2010-09-07 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Very thoughtful 7

P1 has some thoughtful moves out of the corner into the undercling. P2 has nice exposure, great jugs and a tricky (until you find the jug) top out. Lots of fun.

Build the belay for P2 out on the ledge, there is a good stance, great horizontal and an old piton.

Added: 2010-09-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Pennsy on 2010-09-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars both pitches great

Swapped leads with Matt. He took P1 which I found to be a bit awkward at the crux, but doable and fun. P2 was nice sustained climbing, and I thought the big roof move at the top would be impossible until I probed and foung the Jezus jug. Fun!

Added: 2010-09-06

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2009-08-31 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Harder than most other 7's

This climb is a blast. P1 is vastly different from P2. They are both a lot of fun. P1 has a slightly strenuous set of moves (layback) but with great hands and feet. I did not find the first moves on P1 awkard, perhaps it's because I am very short. BETA WARNING: There is a great hold that's not part of teh layback that will get you started to the layback. It's parallel with the nose of the layback but out further. P2 is a nice cruiser on very steep, exposed orange rock. Beautiful horizontals all the way up. The real surprise was the final roof before the GT ledge. Sent out an exploratory hand a couple of times before hitting the key hold. Very fun and highly recommended.
Watch out for several "x" blocks on P2. P1 belay tree is dead, recommend building a gear anchor.

Added: 2009-08-31

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: local_guy on 2009-07-26 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars wet

but the main part of the climb stays dry, even in the rain. just be careful and do the regular climb, not either of the variations. (which are cool.)

Added: 2009-07-28

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