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Talus of Powder - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.33/5 Average Rating : 4.33 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 279
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Rock (Trad)
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3
Regular gunks rack
210
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty (Not Rated)
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

15 feet to the right of Snake. P1 Climb straight up the face to a bush and a right-facing flake. Step left a foot or two and climb the left side of the short slab to a small ledge. Find a short, right-facing corner. If you don't step left, you are going up 5.6R/X rated face. Over the small roof at the corner's top, climb the steep face (crux), then trend up and right to the GT ledge where Red Pillar tops out. P2 and P3 are not recommended. P2 is a scramble to a big corner, 20 ft. P3 is 5.7R/X, Diagonal up the face, left, hit a band of shale then traverse left to under an overhang and around the corner on to the face and up to the top. Location Go to the Sente area, then walk right about 65 feet. The start is indistinct, but you should be about 15-20 feet right of Snake: look for the laurel bush and a right-facing flake about 25 feet up. The initial face up to the ledge doesn't appear very inspiring, and it's not, but the climbing above it is quality.

Descent Options:

Rap of Thin Slabs, two raps to the ground. It's also easy to walk just a bit north (right) to the bolted rappel line at Arrow.

Submitted by: gblauer on 2012-06-16
Last Modified: 2012-06-18
Views: 255
Route ID: 111686

3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2014-05-31 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars I really like this climb

The 5.6 x section can be avoided. This is thin, crimpy edges with a cool crux move on a flexy flake. Once the flake blows, the climb will be harder.

Added: 2014-05-31

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2012-09-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars I like this climb

Fun and enjoyable crimpy edges.

Added: 2012-09-01

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2012-06-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Unexpected fun face climbing

If you can get past the 30-40 feet of unprotected climbing at the start, you have a great face climb waiting for you. Really fun climb, enjoyed it very much.

Added: 2012-06-16