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Snowpatch - 5.5

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.33/5
  Rock Quality 3.67/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.33/5

Description:

Climb up the right-facing corner at the lft end of the "Thin Slabs" area(or variation, as a 5.6, climb the face past the grassy patch). Up to tree/Laurel bsh, tarverse right and up to second tree. Can belay here, or traverse left 40 feet, then continue on up making a 140 ft. 1st pitch ending on the GT Ledge. Some loose rock in this route at a crux-y section, and you will want to place gear there.....hahaha.... The last pitch climbs up, to a "huge" roof(for a 5.5 leader...it would seeem huge. You head to the left and around the roof, though, and then head up right and tot the top.

Submitted by: happiegrrrl on 2006-10-23
Last Modified: 2007-02-17
Views: 804
Route ID: 76294

6 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: danabart on 2000-10-12 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Only third pitch worthwhile

Although there is some nice clcimbing up there

Added: 2009-03-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: yogaboy on 2008-08-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars First gunks follow

No sweat!

Added: 2008-08-18

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Flash Flash ascent by: joel_gibbel on 2008-05-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

First pitch only

Added: 2008-05-27

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: karrelsj on 2007-07-23 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars yuck

can you say dirty. good gear though.

Added: 2007-07-23

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: happiegrrrl on 2006-04-30 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

We did the 3 pitch version, as the rope drag would have been heinous in two pitches. I led P1 and P3, and got my money's worth. i do admit - I stepped to the right, off the deck and did not climb the corner. As I was doing so, I said "I won't count this as a clean ascent, because I used the tree base for a jug, but you know......F that. It was my first climb of the day, and the pro sucked. Climbing the corner, I didn't see a sequence I could trust, so I did the right hting, and pulled through on what I knew I could do. I will repeat the kline another time when I am better able to "style" it..... My opinion - someone should do somegardening near the tree - as I bet there are decent holds under the grass pacthes. Alas.... Anyway - the satrt is a bit adrenaline-enhancing. P3 - getting under that "huge roof" - Oh, yes - that took some commitment n my part. The sequence I found was solid but airy, and to fall would be to trust the ole piton.... since there's no other gear there, I suggest no falling. And that's not even the crux. Funnily enough, when I got to the crux, I was like "and now this!? The nerve of you, you scoundrel0y climb!" But, compared to what I had just done, it was cake.

Witnessed by: Irina
Added: 2006-04-30

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