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Howlin' Yowlin' - 5.5

Average Rating = 2.00/5 Average Rating : 2.00 out of 5
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standard rack. Larger gear belay at top (C4 #4 size) or traverse right up top for a smaller size gear belay option
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure (Not Rated)
  Rock Quality (Not Rated)
  Scenery (Not Rated)
  Fun Factor (Not Rated)

Description:

Short crack and face at the far left side of the meat puppet crag. Surmount a high step/low roof to get started and tackle a short crack that is easier than it looks or start directly in the corner to the left. Work your way up through the very featured corner to the top and either build a belay in the grungy wide crack or traverse right 10-15 feet across some lichen (with a nice continuous thin horizontal for gear) to a better stance to belay with more standard sized gear. Traverse is probably a little better since you get a little more climbing and end up closer to where you want to exit anyway, and avoid some bushwhacking.

Descent Options:

Hike off climber's left, same as other Meat Puppet routes. Don't top all the way out onto the big block - go left and scramble over a 4 or 5 foot boulder onto a vague trail through the rhodo/bramble mess. Loop down and left following the easiest path.

Submitted by: mjwestla on 2011-06-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-28
Views: 413
Route ID: 109130

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mjwestla on 2011-06-19 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Neither howlin' or yowlin' here

A little bit grungy, especially at the top but protected well, is short, features easy route finding and has a ton of jugs. The little crack at the beginning was kinda fun as well as a couple moves up top.

The crux was probably negotiating through the debris up top to get to a decent spot to belay. I dug out a crack 10-15 feet right of the top that provides good gear.

Nowhere near as good as Beelzebubba, but didn't feel like a waste of time. Was kind of interesting climbing it in my approach shoes.

Added: 2011-06-19