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IN DEPTH - 5.9

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 5
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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unknown (late 70's?)
Rock (Trad)
Gear (wide range needed) - crux on 2nd pitch is hard to protect...without a huge cam
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


named for the jamming, the seriousness of the undertaking and the vivid description of an early ascentionist, this fine route climbs the prominent offwidth left of the center arete. P1 - fun and well protected, a set of chains has been installed for toproping (70', 5.8). P2 - scary, runout and awkward but it's probably a classic! Take lots of big gear and belay above the alcove (100', 5.9+). P3 - continue straight up to the big ledge (Broadway) (70', 5.7)

Descent Options:

Walk off to the east or west

Submitted by: applewood on 2012-04-29
Views: 423
Route ID: 111294

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: applewood on 1992-09-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Excellent Adventure!

Ground up on-sight ascent, old school 5.9. Didn't have any cams (large or small, large would have been nice), so the crux at 150' up was unprotected yet there was an old sling around an out of reach chock-stone near there, so it had been climbed before, or maybe lowered off of.... Amazing climbing, but I wouldn't do it again without a huge cam. Mega classic.

Added: 2012-04-25