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Clarke's Climb - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure (Not Rated)
  Rock Quality (Not Rated)
  Scenery (Not Rated)
  Fun Factor (Not Rated)


Obvious left-facing corner with wide crack to the right of West Pole. Climb corner until you are below roof then traverse out roof and belay at good stance (100 feet). Climb up short face to the top of West Pole. This crack appears to require large gear from below but there is an inside crack with great pro. Link this together with the last pitch of Bring on the Nubiles for nice, long 5.9+.

Submitted by: climboard on 2009-07-31
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Route ID: 100469

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: climboard on 2009-06-13 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Not so hidden gem.

I've eyed this line for years but had never gotten on it. We opted for it as an alternative to West Pole since there were people on it. It turned out to be a surprisingly nice line, especially linked up with the last pitch of Bring on the Nubiles.

Originally done in three pitches, we did it in two. It could be done in one but strong rope drag may be unavoidable without two ropes.

Added: 2009-06-20