Primrose Dihedrals, 5.11d, 7 Pitches Climber's Log

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Ialewis - Aug 9, 2009 3:09 pm

Primrose   Sucess!

Primrose is a historic route and mostly lives up to its reputation as THE five star desert route. In my opinion, however, the down climbing weirdness mid route detracts from the quality of the climb. The splitters found at the beginning and end of the route, along with the exit chimney pitch are all superb.

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Mar 24, 2009 3:21 pm Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2009

Primrose Dihedrals  Sucess!

Good day with Dave from Mass. We did it in 7, combining the last two which is easy if you just run out the chimney which is easy 5th class climbing. That 5th pitch belay is quite uncomfortable, I advise combining 5-6. We rapped Pale Fire in one less rap than most talk about with double 60's. One short single rap from summit. Then a short double rap from northeastern edge, looking to swing out right onto the north face to find the chains. Another double to alcove with chains, and then to the ground. Only climbers anywhere around this day.

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