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Central Corner 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: John Bradford on Aug 19, 2007

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dave nelson on pitch 3

Description 

5 pitches of good climbing on clean rock, with the 2nd pitch being the crux. Scramble up the slabs to the obvious corner. Last ptich is mostly easy scrambling If you are camping on the slabs across from Haystack; there are great views of this climb. Descend via the goat track.

Location 

Pretty much in the center of the wall, right of the railroad tracks and left of the great chimney.

Protection 

standard mountain rack


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joe mucci on belay, with the awesome north face of mt. temple behind
joe mucci on belay, with the awesome north face of...
After finishing this section you end up on a huge ledge and have one more long pitch to the top.
BETA PHOTO: After finishing this section you end up on a huge ...
Start of the harder climbing - superb rock!
Start of the harder climbing - superb rock!
Looking down from the belay after finishing the roof pitch in the dihedral on Central Corner.  Beautiful clean rock that protects well.
BETA PHOTO: Looking down from the belay after finishing the ro...
Building a belay below the roof in the dihedral of Central Corner.
BETA PHOTO: Building a belay below the roof in the dihedral of...
A 1983 ascent of Central Corner
A 1983 ascent of Central Corner

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By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Aug 13, 2008
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

We simul-climbed the first long pitch to the big ledge at the base of the steeper climbing. Three high quality pitches leads to another big ledge and then one more pitch to the top. Might want a couple of extra thin hand size pieces.
By Alison Conrad
Sep 9, 2011

If you go by the Steve Bechtel guide, we found he was a off on pitches and length. It is about 450 feet to the the corner. The way we went did not seem like 5.2, but had a few 5.8 moves. All pitches are rope stretchers. The corner pitch seemed about 10a. A standard rack to #3 is fine. We had doubles, but it would be nice to have a few more hand pieces and a few smaller pieces. Awesome route!