El Segundo, Beckey Route, 5.9, 4 Pitches Climber's Log

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d00d3r1n022 - Sep 17, 2019 11:00 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2019

El Segundo Buttress  Sucess!

My climbing partner and I are budding multi-pitch trad climbers. We have enough outdoor sport experience but I wouldn't say we have a ton. This was our 2nd multi-pitch trad climb together and my 3rd ever. He led evens and I led odds. Pitches 1 and 2 were straight forward and protected well with cams and nuts. Pitch 3 was a little spicy for me as the crack came and went... I think I used only nuts. Bolt belay at the top of pitch 3 was shiny and welcome. We thought the bolted pitch 4 was the crux (were we on Chortle 10a?). Run out to the first bolt (15-20 feet) and the 4th or 5th bolt was sheared off. After the bolts were a couple gear placements then thin runout face climbing with? bolts. I can't remember... definitely the spiciest part though. Great views at the top of pitch 4! Pitch 5 is 4th class but we stayed roped. The decent was also straight forward but do it in daylight

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Sep 8, 2017 6:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2017

El Segundo  Sucess!

With Danny Urioste. We climbed a ton of routes in a six day stop over sandwiched between ten days at the Needles en route to Yosemite. This was by far the easiest we got on at Whitney Portal and probably the least desirable. Just not much sustained climbing nor that unique of a feature. Popular only because there is a lack of climbs at Whitney Portal at this lower grade level.

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