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West Pole Direct Finish - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.62/5 Average Rating : 4.62 out of 5
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Rock (Trad)
G
1
Normal Seneca rack and a 3.5" cam to protect the crux
50
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.38/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 4.75/5
  Fun Factor 4.62/5

Description:

The route starts 6 or 7 ft left of the Conn's West rap tree at a wide bottomed crack. The route goes up the obvious right leaning crack/corner. The crack goes offwidth towards the top at crux. A big piece recommended (3.5 BD cam) for this section. The top out is only a couple feet wide and an easy 12ft downclimb is required to get on the ledge leading to summit. Set the belay as close to the top of the route as you can to avoid terrible rope drag. Great view of the large cave directly beneath the summit.

Descent Options:

Down climb 5.2 for 12ft to gain ledge to summit. Conn's West #1 and #2 raps down the west face. Rap anchors from summit crest down east face.

Submitted by: rocloco on 2007-08-26
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Route ID: 87820

8 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: up_for_a_good_time on 2013-06-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars interesting route. a little grunting ensued...

bring some #2s, #3s or bigger. I combined WP pitches 2/3 and only used a #2 and a big red BD stopper to protect. spicy! good route.

Added: 2013-06-12

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: girlclimb on 2010-06-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars may the rain send you up

I have a tendency to lead routes to the top in the rain adds a little focus hehe. Great climb definitely of width was bigger than my forearm ha! A little interesting finding an anchor at the top

Added: 2010-06-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: shadylady on 2008-07-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Nice roof!

Climbed Conn's west, then rapped back down to start West Pole. Roof was harder than it looked...

Added: 2009-04-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cwo2 on 2008-07-27 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars '

Combined 2nd pitch of WP w/ Direct Finish.

Added: 2008-07-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: Parenteau on 2008-07-27 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Roof

Gets interesting once you get to the roof.

Added: 2008-07-28

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