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The Passenger - 5.11c

Average Rating = 4.25/5 Average Rating : 4.25 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c A0
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.33/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.67/5


This route is the furthest south on the East Face. Great climbing characterizes the first four pitches. After that quality disappears as choss appears.

Descent Options:

Rap and Hike off.

Submitted by: phoenix on 2007-08-20
Views: 1708
Route ID: 87830

4 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lithophiliac on 2016-06-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars A world class route!!

This is one of the finest routes I have done in 29 years of climbing! Every pitch (except maybe the last one), was beautiful and challenging and they all had their moments! I found the "mild runout" after the traverse on the crux pitch to be terrifying and the crux move to be way harder than .11c. The "A-Frame" roof section after that was rad!! A total cut loose on a single hand jam way out in space!! We did the direct finish for the final pitch which I would currently rate "Dirty .10c." According to my partner who has gone both ways, it was "Not as classic," as the regular finish to the left. Do this route! You will not be sorry!!

Added: 2016-07-29

  Safety Rating G
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: IsayAutumn on 2012-08-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars cool route

Got a late start, and had to bail after the third pitch, but the first three were awesome. Fell once on the second pitch. Crux keeps going after you think it's over.

Added: 2012-08-27

  Difficulty 5.11b A0
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: ryanb on 2008-07-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Amazing

Followed a buddies on site attempt on this, coolest alpine rock route i have been on.

The crux is scrunchy face climbing and felt hard/impossible for those of us on the taller side but you can a0 the bolt no problem and the rest is cruiser crack climbing.

Brudo says he was forced to exit left at the top in fading light on the FA, wonder if the direct finish through the roof has gone?

Added: 2008-07-14

  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: phoenix on 2006-08-20 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars 11+/12-

Did this summer of 06. Crux seemed soft. Perhaps easier if you are small. Scrunchy face crux.

Added: 2007-08-20