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Cakewalk 

Cakewalk 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 400'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b [details]
FA: Karl Rickson and Chris Fischer
Season: Spring, Fall
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Submitted By: Brian Janezic on Mar 21, 2008
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Description 

Start on Buttress just below notch in spires, A fixed nut was at the base when we did the route (March '08). Climb up buttress on low angle for 130' until a small ledge with belay potential is reached. P2 Head right of belay on short steep section with good holds then run out on easy ground with few protection opportunities. Belay on ledge with tree, backing up tree is highly advised. P3 continue up to top of route, staying on the right half of buttress, fun moves with great exposure. Descend by walking off the back, head north and skirt the base of the rock to reach your packs.


Protection 

Standard rack, no fixed anchors on route, second set of nuts is good if your partner has butterfingers.



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By Michael Sargent
Mar 21, 2008
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b PG13

This was a fun one day adventure. An early morning start is key.

By Jonas Salk
Mar 5, 2011

The nut is still at the bottom of the route as of 3.3.11.

By metrozen
Mar 13, 2011

I found a deflated yellow smiley face mylar balloon jammed in a gooky crack on the down scramble.

Anybody?