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Catholic Girls Direct - 5.11a

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 0
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Rock (Trad)
PG13
8
mixed
600
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Just right of Whipping Boy. Shares 1st pitch of Original Route, then up and right.

Descent Options:

walk off top

Submitted by: satch on 2011-11-10
Last Modified: 2011-11-11
Views: 514
Route ID: 110207

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: barwatt on 2011-11-22 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars A fun and fast route

Did this climb in 4 pitches with my silent partner (not including pitch 1 of the Original Route). Start is a little tricky, but the first 20' of this route (5.8 climbing to a #1 cam placement) is the most dangerous in my opinion. Pitches 1 and 2 can easily be combined if you pay attention to rope drag. Pitch 3 is runout 5.6 but there is gear if you look for it. Combine pitches 4 (crux mantel) and 5 to gear anchor on left side of tree ledge. Take it to the summit from there and belay in the bushes about 30 feet from trail.

Added: 2011-11-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: satch on 1994-11-10 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Easiest route on Whitesides?

Could be at 11a. You can climb around the crux if needed. Swapped leads with my son Chris.

Added: 2011-11-10