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Conn's East - 5.6 popular

Average Rating = 4.33/5 Average Rating : 4.33 out of 5
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Standard rack. A few larger pieces could be useful.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.33/5
  Rock Quality 4.21/5
  Scenery 4.27/5
  Fun Factor 4.53/5

Description:

The grand tour of the east face of Seneca's south peak. Passes many area classics. The climb starts off upper broadway about 50ft left of the Castor and Pollux twin cracks. P1 Locate a right leaning ramp, flake and ledge system. Climb this, passing the trees midway up the flake. If you climb the flake you would be on the 5.7 variation. Continue behind the chimney to the top of the flake and anchor bolts. P2 (crux) traverse right along the ledge to an imposing corner with a short vertical crack. Move right and up over the exposed, bulging face (wild and airy but a one-move wonder) using the obvious buckets to a 2 ft wide ledge with anchor bolts. P3 Move right along the ledge to an obvious flake and corner system. Follow this up and over a large chockstone to reach the belay ledge at the top of Gunsight to South Peak. P4 (easy 5th class) Scramble out and up the north end of the fin and onto the south summit ridge. Walk or slither along the ridge to a notch with a rappel station or continue to the south summit.

Submitted by: joel_gibbel on 2006-05-08
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Route ID: 23278

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41 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: crackaddicttt on 2013-10-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Finally.

Was scared of the bulge/ shark fin. Lead it and was super fun. Too short tho. P2

Added: 2013-10-09

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: ndw1987 on 2011-07-10 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun Climb

This climb is like taking a tour of the East Face.

Added: 2013-05-06

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: binkus on 2013-04-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Pitch 1 & 2

Pitch 2 ends at belay anchors and Alcoa Presents, climbed Alcoa Presents for the summit.

Added: 2013-04-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: satch on 2012-10-23 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun climb

Lots of exposure, never too hard. The obvious crux is well protected with a #2 Camelot and relatively new pin. A #4 Camelot was helpful. You can rap with one rope. Suggest using 3 raps to avoid getting your rope stuck.

Added: 2012-10-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: toeknee on 2012-06-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Just P1 - freaking hot!

Was a hot day, and we had three people, so we rapped off after P1 to find shade.

Added: 2012-07-01

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