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Central Corner - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (5)
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standard Wind River rack
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Grade III (barely). Tackles the, uh, central corner on Haystack's looong west face--this corner is sandwiched between two obvious and dirty looking chimney systems. 2 pitches of easy slabs and grooves lead to the corner, then sustained and excellent 5.8 (with one short 5.9 section) for 3-4 obvious pitches to the top. Descend by heading left (north) to pick up the 4th class "Grassy Goat Trail", a fairly obvious system of ledges and ramps that deposits you back at the base.

Submitted by: takeme on 2006-08-27
Views: 787
Route ID: 62147

5 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lucander on 2009-08-07 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Central Corner

2 or 3 really good pitches, both felt easy for the grade - strange considering that Gunks climbers did the FA and FFA. The "approach" is 2-3 pitches of sub 5.5 climbing, not the 200 feet Betchel reports in the new book.

Added: 2009-08-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: csproul on 2007-07-31 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars is probably a great climb?

I say probably, because it should have been really fun, except it was very wet and we were soaked the whole way up. Should have picked a different climb that was drier.

Added: 2007-08-16

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: brpost on 2006-08-15 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

No comment

Added: 2006-08-15

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: pointy on 2006-08-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

No comment

Added: 2006-08-13

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: takeme on 2004-08-06 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Fun route, though I can't agree with Kelsey that it's one of the Winds' best climbs.

Witnessed by: Chrissy
Added: 2004-08-06