Warbonnet Peak

Shirley traversing the summit horn of Warbonnet. The picture does not convey the level of exposure - the drop off beyond the summit horn is on the order of 1200 uninterrupted feet to the valley floor (Labor Day 2003).


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peakbagger4 - Oct 2, 2003 3:52 am - Voted 10/10

No Room

Not alot of room on that summit. Do you have to downclimb the slab? What is the rating of the slab, and how does it compare to the ratings at Yosemite?


rpc - Oct 2, 2003 11:22 am - Hasn't voted

Re: No Room


the portion you see in the photo is 4th to low 5th class - about 15 - 20 feet from the anchor which is on a nice ramp/ledge. Yeah, you have to downclimb this section back to the anchor. Think the ratings on this south face route were a little disperse - there was a 5.7 finger crack that was a little thin and then there was a supposedly a 5.7 hand crack that was pretty easy (would've given it 5.6 myself I think). Overall, I'd say the route is fairly rated at 5.7. The summit pitch (below what you see in this shot) is rated 5.4 and despite its intimidating appearance is probably right on.


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