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Back to the Front - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.83/5 Average Rating : 4.83 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (9)
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Dan Miller (1993)
Rock
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Typical Seneca Rack. #3-3.5 Camelot may be helpful on first 20 feet.
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.40/5
  Rock Quality 4.60/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

20-30ft right of finish of 2nd pitch of Prune on large ledge (Old Man's) at short right facing corner. Climb corner to top. Traverse right 8 ft then up past bolt and pin. Trend right to another bolt. Climb left facing flake and final thin face to top. One of the best face climbs on the West Face! Wow Beattyjo has another good route description. I might add to back clean the corner piece in the first twenty feet unless using doubles. Otherwise rope drag becomes a SERIOUS issue.

Submitted by: jacurry243 on 2006-10-24
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Route ID: 68416

9 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: gregl on 2012-03-10 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Sweet!!!!!

Great route. Definitely place a piece low for the traverse and back clean it. Super fun going up through the dihedral! Top gets thin and keeps you working until the end. Gear is PG.

Added: 2012-04-03

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ropeburn on 2010-10-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars My back to the front

nice line, nice location.

Added: 2010-10-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: rastafarout on 2009-04-28 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars .

Must do,
well protected,
crux at the end

Added: 2009-04-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: rocloco on 2008-09-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Deja Vu - Flash

I had climbed this with a buddy a few years previous, but couldn't remember much about the route.

Added: 2008-09-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: Acetaminophen on 2007-09-04 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars -

fantastic climb.

Added: 2007-09-04

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