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Candy Corn/Popcorn
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Candy Corn/Popcorn

 
Candy Corn/Popcorn

Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 38.39000°N / 120.4°W

Object Title: Candy Corn/Popcorn

Route Type: Technical Rock Climb

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: 5.7/9-10

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Page By: scottfromcali

Created/Edited: Mar 31, 2004 / Mar 31, 2004

Object ID: 160612

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Approach


From the TH a 10 min walk will take you to the top of Bucks Bar Dome (BBD). From here, go to skiers left to the 2 sets of bolts on the V notch. Either rappel down the route or go for the class 3 downclimb past North Chimney. This climb is in the middle of the main area. Either rappel or downclimb the class 3 route to the climb. The route will be characterized by an "X" shape in the rock.

Route Description


If you look at the route as having a large X on it it is easier to descripe. The lower quadrant is Candy Corn (5.7-9) The right hand crack only is 5.7, the left hand, or lower extention of the X is 5.7 lieback or as hand jams a 5.9. Once at the center of the X resist the temptation to use the ramp it is out of bounds and will take the route down to 5.6. The last portion above the X is Popcorn 5.10.

Essential Gear


All the routes I have seen are bolted for toproping. Back up your anchors as you feel is nessesary, the bolts that are there are typically in great condition. Rope, harness, belay device, helmet, and the typcical suspects for climbing. A small tarp is a good idea as it is quite dusty in the summer time. Speaking of summer, WATER, WATER, and WATER. It can get very hot in the summer later morning through early evening. Arrive early in summer to climb at the bearable times of the day. A first aid kit is a good idea as well as tape for hands for some crack climbs.


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