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JoeyBagoDonutsClassic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2011


I agree with Mountain Jim, a bit stiff for 5.5 and long run outs. Fern Canyon and views from the summit are spectacular.
Posted Oct 10, 2011 11:35 am

Brian CLast of the   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2011

Brian C

Glad to have the closures lifted a few days early this year. Headed out with my wife to finish the "Top 10" from Roach's guide. It seemed like this route isn't climbed a whole lot due to the healthy crop of lichen. The climbing was fun and sustained. The crux moves felt pretty thin for 5.5 but maybe it was just because I was 40ish feet above my last piece. This is a great route and deserves the top 10 rating.

Rappel beta: I extended the slings around the tunnel quite a bit to rap NW. Without the extension the rope has to be pulled around an edge of rock. The rope pulled like a dream and this is the way to go. It takes quite a bit of webbing (or trusting the old junk).
Posted Jul 27, 2011 8:04 pm

Mountain JimEast Face Classic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 1990

Mountain Jim

I might have been having a bad day, but I thought it was a little harder than 5.5 in a couple places ... and a wee bit unprotected. Of course, there is a good possibility I was off route.
Posted Dec 4, 2006 6:38 pm

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