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Old Man's Route - 5.3 popular

Average Rating = 3.79/5 Average Rating : 3.79 out of 5
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20 April 2006
Rock (Trad)
G
4
Excellent -cams and slings
300
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.29/5
  Rock Quality 3.94/5
  Scenery 4.47/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Wonderful beginner's route for multi-pitch trad climbing. 4th pitch up to Traffic Jam Chimney is the crux. Mainly a hike to the summit after that. Exposed scramble to the summit.

Descent Options:

1 Rappel with two ropes (60-70m) from Traffic Jam Chimney. Set your knot and your ropes to the outside of the big pine tree to avoid getting your ropes stuck.

Submitted by: papatrad on 2007-07-02
Views: 3087
Route ID: 86426

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: binkus on 2013-06-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars first lead climbs

Easy route, great for early lead climbs

Added: 2013-06-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: JonnieBlaze on 2012-09-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars .

It rained on this climb but it was still fun.

Added: 2012-09-10

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: caprice11477 on 2012-06-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars First multi-pitch route

This was my first multi-pitch route. Climbed up to traffic jam notch and rappeled. Awesome experience.

Added: 2012-06-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Scenery
Solo Solo ascent by: IsayAutumn on 2011-12-04 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Always wanted to do it

And I finally had an excuse to when we got our ropes stuck after a Traffic Jam Rappel. Would be interesting to see if you could summit from the parking lot and get back down in under 30 minutes.

Added: 2011-12-05

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: ridgeback on 2011-09-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Apricot->2nd pitch Old Man's

Started on Apricot then did 2nd pitch of Old Man's

Added: 2011-10-11

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