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Walking In Your Footsteps - 5.10a

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Mostly small gear w/a 3.5-4" cam near top. 000 C3 recommended and a 1.0 (red) Tri-cam required.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Footsy route begins on block down and left of Total E-Clips. Classic start is crack flake and gives the 10a grade. An easier start, just right is reachy and does not protect. Pick your way up the face searching for gear and route of least resistance. Keep an eye out for the tiny cam placement well above the second horizontal and then a pocket for the somewhat blind red Tri-cam placement. Above this is a 5.8/5.9 move. Angle toward and then over/below the shallow left-facing dihedral into the larger lichen covered corner. Sling a tree for your belay.

Descent Options:

Rap from a the tree, or carefully traverse to Total E-Clips Anchor and rap.

Submitted by: forkliftdaddy on 2007-12-13
Views: 482
Route ID: 90978

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: satch on 2010-04-16 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars good slab climb now

Agree with Forklift that red tricam in a pocket half-way up in the middle of the face is CRITICAL. Its hidden and about 15 feet above the 2nd horizontal.

If forklift's 000 makes your nervous in the shallow pocket, you can always back it up with a .125 tri-cam :)

Finish to new anchors feels like 10a (can protect with #2 camelot).

Added: 2010-05-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: forkliftdaddy on 2007-11-25 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Fun route but a bit runout

Did the easier start -- step off the block onto good edges (under broken hold) and then balance up reachy bit to good stance holds. Placed TCUs, medium nuts, 000 C3, red Tri-cam and green Alien. Wished for a bigger cam up high, but the climbing is relatively easy.

Added: 2007-11-26