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Great Corner Route on Wheeler - 5.10c popular

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (5)
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Ed Webster/ Randy Gracia var.
Rock
small trad gear3/8"-1" ... many distant bolts and permanent pins.. some runouts
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

multi pitch zig zag...5.6, 5.3, 5.9, 5.10, 5.10? the crux gets easier because of too much pin work...used to be called "Wall Street".heard it was called "the great corner " . I beleive it is an Ed Webster route.The original aproach pitches were called V.J.s". the new variation , to the right are called " The great route" a Randy Garcia route.

Submitted by: vtski2die on 2006-09-09
Views: 2254
Route ID: 17379

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5 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
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Onsight Onsight ascent by: kl3iny on 2009-04-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Correction

Great route in an often overlooked climbing area. I currently call Wheeler my home crag and the name i have heard for this route is "The Great Dihedral". I suggest spending a day exploring the cliffs as they hold the best concentration of good multi-pitch trad in northern VT and you wont read about it in any guidebooks, although a small paper book guide is rumored to be printed and released locally sometime in the near future. Check with Kingdom Outdoors in St Johnsbury for more info.

Added: 2009-04-12

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  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: guidervt on 1993-07-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars On Sight

I'm not sure of the year, let alone the date, but I led this route on-sight, no falls some time in the early nineties. I was seconded by Austin Paulson, owner of Peak Adventures (or whatever he calls it these days), and Andy Holt from Climb High / Mammut. At the time we called it The Great Corner or something like that. At the time the only fixed gear on the route was an old manky buttonhead at the top of the dihedral, and a small welded nut on the left wall about mid pitch of the dihedral. I was able to sew this final pitch up quite well with at least 4 -5 small wedges evenly spaced along the inside of the corner. Obviously I clipped the fixed nut and the buttonhead as well. I hear that this last pitch is now bolted, which is really a shame as this pitch was very easily protected. Please understand that I say this even coming from a background containing many pure sport first ascents, primarily at the New River Gorge. I've just never understood bolting next to a crack which so easily accepts pro. Anyway, this is a classic pitch, if only it were a bit longer!

Added: 2006-12-05

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: punxnotdead on 2005-11-23 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2005-11-23

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: johngchrist on 2005-06-22 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2005-06-22

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: adamwvt on 2002-08-18 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

the name says it all, it is a great corner!

Added: 2002-08-18