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Gephardt-Dufty - 5.8

Average Rating = 3.78/5 Average Rating : 3.78 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 6
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (13)
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PG. Med. nuts. pro to 4"
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.62/5
  Scenery 4.38/5
  Fun Factor 4.12/5

Description:

Scene of several accidents related to loose rock. The 1st pitch has a good 5.8 variation (1st pitch of Rhododendron Corner) or do the 5.5 pitch on very loose black rock, the rest is 5.7. Descent is not trivial

Submitted by: ontherocks on 2006-05-08
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Route ID: 41639

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: up_for_a_good_time on 2012-08-13 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Very Underrated Climb - Beautiful

Did all 5 pitches in 3 pitches. Did 5.8 right side variation. Crossed the "notch" post-boulder mid-2nd pitch. RO climbed. Well recommended. First time I climbed beyond rappell boulder.

Added: 2012-08-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: fsm109 on 2010-10-02 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Gephardt-Dufty

Nice exposed climb. Some akward moves, but solid and clean rock.

Added: 2011-03-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: IBWiglin on 2009-11-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars A Must Do

I missed the belay ledge at 120 ft and then ran out of slings and ended up running it out a good 30 feet till i found a suitable belay. So we did it in two pitches. What a great climb and I loved the overhang at the beginning of the first pitch

Added: 2009-11-10

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cwo2 on 2009-03-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars '

Denny combined initial pitches; I led across the notch & up to the top. Great views of the South End.

Added: 2009-03-10

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: nafod on 2003-11-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Epic Self-Rescue

Climbed it during mid-week in November, nobody else around. Partner was leading a third pitch and took a whipper that turned into a zipper before the 4th piece held, broke right ankle and had an open fracture to the left leg with bone showing. Long self-rescue ensued as I got him off that pitch and then lowered two pitches to the right, coming down near Climbin' Punishment. Forest Service and Gendarme folks helped us from there with litter carry. Could have been worse.

Pretty sure we got off route, by going up the right side of the ridge.

Added: 2008-12-16

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