Elephant's Perch - Sunrise Book - Pitch 4

This is pitch 5 of the Sunrise book (Elephant's Perch). It's a stunning pitch, and is pretty burly near the top. It's rated 5.10 and felt it. I was having fun though. (photo: Greg Cutforth)

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rpc

rpc - Nov 8, 2007 12:45 am - Voted 10/10

for some reason

I thought the dihedral pitch below was harder than this one...even though this got a 10 rating and the lower one got 9+ on our topo.

AJones

AJones - Nov 8, 2007 11:38 am - Hasn't voted

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I totally agree - see my trip report; I make the same comment. When we walked into the Perch, we walked in with one of the guys who did the first ascent (of Sunrise Book). He thought that the 3rd pitch should be rated 10d.

AJones

AJones - Nov 8, 2007 11:38 am - Hasn't voted

Re: for some reason

I totally agree - see my trip report; I make the same comment. When we walked into the Perch, we walked in with one of the guys who did the first ascent (of Sunrise Book). He thought that the 3rd pitch should be rated 10d.

rpc

rpc - Nov 8, 2007 11:43 am - Voted 10/10

Re: for some reason

guessing it's a typo on the topo....9+ instead of 10+. Small difference to people who free the 12 crux I guess, for me a whole universe of difference.

AJones

AJones - Nov 8, 2007 12:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: for some reason

I read your reply (on another post) about being scared off Astro-Elephant. I can tell you Astro-Elephant is considerable easier than Sunrise Book. Yes, there's a few route finding challenges, but it's not as bad as you think. With some common sense, reasonable route finding skills, it's all pretty straightforward. We had no trouble staying on the route. The topo is actually quite good. The biggest route finding issue is where to traverse for the crux pitch. My TR explains it pretty good - along with the picures, you should have no trouble. It's a really great route.

rpc

rpc - Nov 8, 2007 12:30 pm - Voted 10/10

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Many thanks! Yeah, I was looking at your Perch photos last night & thinking that with some of your beta shots, route finding should be a lot easier on Astro. Will read your TR's tonight. many thanks again & keep posting - you got some real gems from all sorts of places. cheers.

AJones

AJones - Nov 8, 2007 6:43 pm - Hasn't voted

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Thanks - I will keep posting. I just discovered the site, and have always kept trip journals, so now it's fun to share.

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