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Hangnail

Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Object Title: Hangnail

Route Type: Aid Climbing

Season: Summer

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: C2

Number of Pitches: 1

Grade: I

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Page By: Craig Peer

Created/Edited: Jun 11, 2008 / Jun 22, 2008

Object ID: 411915

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Overview

Hangnail is a fun steep 80' practice aid route near the Zumwalt Weadows parking lot. First done by myself and John Anders in 1985, I totally forgot about this climb until recently reminded about it by Phil gross, a Kings Canyon employee and climber. I re - led it for fun and practice in early June 2008. Great little fun practice route.


Getting There

From the Zumwalt Meadows parking lot, walk across the road, east on the road about 25 feet and then up towards North Dome. Head up to the base of the cliffs below North Dome - about a 8 minute easy walk. look for slings and an old 1/4" bolt at the top of the climb.

Route Description

A large open flat area below the climb offers a great view. Start towards the left at a tree ( which you stand on the trunk ) next to a belay cave.
Follow the crack to the top of a big flake which has rappel slings. Rappel the route. C2.

Take care to run your rope so it doesn't go over the sharp knife like flake mid way. Tape to cover the sharp edge is optional ( please remove when cleaning route ).

Essential Gear

Many wired stoppers - from small to extra large.
Cams from small to a # 5 Friend. Bring a few extra small to medium cams.

one 200' rope.

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