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Front C - 5.6

Average Rating = 3.89/5 Average Rating : 3.89 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.74/5
  Rock Quality 4.13/5
  Scenery 4.22/5
  Fun Factor 3.96/5

Description:

The obvious "C" shaped flake in the middle of the west face. Famous amongst novices for its "awkward" crux move. A great 5.6 lead which protects well at the crux. Starts at the end of the first pitch of Le Gourmet (5.4) and follows an obvious vertical to right slanting flake system. Climb the flake to a belay station at large pine tree. An easy scramble leads to the Old Man's ledge. Descent: double rope rappel to the ground or single to the top of P1 of Le Gourmet. Single rope rappel from there to the ground.

Submitted by: davidcollins on 2006-05-08
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Route ID: 23279

59 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: girlclimb on 2013-10-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars smooth

fun

Added: 2013-11-10

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ndw1987 on 2011-10-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun Climb

Awesome climb but a little short for my liking.

Added: 2013-05-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: crackaddicttt on 2013-04-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars .

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Added: 2013-04-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: JonnieBlaze on 2009-08-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars .

Was a tough climb for me since I'd never done a lay-back technique. I couldn't figure it out so I just struggled my way up.

Added: 2012-09-10

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: crackaddicttt on 2011-09-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars .

fun climb

Added: 2012-05-22

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