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This is a great beginner friendly pitch. Start up broken cracks passing bushes (.7) to a bolted belay with chains (top of Lena'a Lieback).
Top out option:
From the chains, traverse left out an exposed undercling flake (#4camalot) then up and to the right (.7) following crack to the belay ledge. This is the second pitch of Lena's Lieback. Then walk off to thre right. The quick walk off has a short scramble/down climb section to it.
This route is right of Lena's Lieback. It is the last climb on the right side of Swan Slab.
Single set. This climb shares the anchor chains with Lena's Lieback.
If you choose to top out, use a natural anchor on top of pitch two. Walk off to the right.
|Comments on Claude's Delight
|By rex parker|
From: mammoth lakes c.a
Jul 20, 2011
actaully claudes delight is the single pitch 5.7 to the shared anchors. then to the left is three pitches as lena's. that go 5.9, 5.8., 5.8. walk off
Jul 24, 2011
Right you are Rex, thanks for the heads up. I've changed the discription to match the reality of these two climbs.
Jul 24, 2011
From the chains, it is possible to pull the roof/arete on the right and climb a short pitch to the top. This pitch is a steep, knobby slab with periodic shallow cracks that take aliens well. Belay from the tree. (5.9) This is more of a natural continuation for Claude's Delight, but is more on the difficult side of the moderate range.