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Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Standard Seneca Rack. Large cams can be used on first 20 feet if needed.
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

After the 2nd pitch of Prune or Monkey See Monkey Do, walk on Old Man's ledge to South (climber's right) 10-20 ft until you reach a right facing corner with large crack. Climb corner (big cams useful here) for 30 ft, traverse right 10 ft then up past bolt and pin with occasional other gear to stance below flake and left facing flake/corner. Climb corner to top and then move right at end to a series of ledges. Off last ledge make tough boulder problem move with thin gear to reach the top. Makes for great 5.9 route when combined with Monkey See Monkey Do for 2/3 enjoyable pitches.

Descent Options:

Rappel off backside and proceed to Traffic Jam rap or down climb chimney to North and rap down Conn's West/Westpole rap route

Submitted by: beattyjo on 2008-05-22
Views: 1266
Route ID: 93865

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: IsayAutumn on 2010-07-31 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun route

I thought this was fun, and maybe a little soft at the grade?

Added: 2010-08-02

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: telegoat on 2008-06-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars No longer R

2 bolts then fun

Added: 2008-06-16