|Type:||Trad, 6 pitches, 500'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]|
|Submitted By:||Joseph August on Nov 10, 2011|
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By Dan Flynn
Jan 23, 2014
|We summited via a 6a face climb after traversing around following the cave pitch. Rapped straight (ish) down and found 60 m rope to be somehow just short on several of our raps... so be careful!|
Oct 13, 2014
Beautiful alpine route, I think you should be solid on 5.9 to have fun.
The first and second pitch are 4+. But I'm not sure If I' ll do them without a rope. What I' m saying is that they are involved pitches. Fun.
The third pitch, chimeny/ dihedro ( sorry the translation) it felt 5,9, solid but My buddy selected the gear and I Forgot Lucas was a 5.12+ climber. So I was kind of gripped for the lack of gear.
The cave (4 pitch) it's a really funky funny crazy pitch, ( short). you sort of walk on an edge and push against the roofed crack.
Then you traverse/ walk right. The last pitch is 6a or 9+ face with bolts ( 5 or 6 bolts)
You can rappel the whole route vía "the normal route" with one 60 mts rope.
Frey is a superb high quality granite spire área. It's defínetly a climbing destination. And it's possible to spend 3 months, between climbing, the sun, the lake, the hut. And been just a few hours from the city.
From: Central California
Feb 5, 2016
We did this in 5 pitches, with a walk over on the ledge after P4, 60m rope ok, party of 3. When you find the green painted rock that could be the start, scramble up the 4th/low5th class stuff 10-15 meters to just before the harder 5.8 (?) moves.... felt much harder. Probably best to move the belay R to L on the white ledge after P2, but we pitched it out for a very nice and long ~55 meter pitch (long runners) of crack and chimney climbing. Again, felt harder than 5+, more like 6a. No pro in the chimney, but at a horizontal crack, #2 cam, & last pro if you stay in the chimney, there is a variation to move right at the horizontal to more crack (w/ more pro?) but I stayed in the chimney, faced right, good foot holds, and ran it out until 2 pitons (backed up w/ small cams) to the belay right before the wild 'cave' pitch. I'm not speaking of the first wide crack/ chimney you'll see moving across the ledge. It's farther left, the open book/ corner feature that the topo line is drawn on in the guidebook.
The 'cave' is fun, and easier for tall people. The old wooden pitons can be backed up w/ med. hand size cams. Great pitch, then coil ropes and walk L to R on the huge ledge, scramble up some easy low 5th moves to the bolted belay, then send the last 6a face/slab pitch well protected with pitons and bolts to the fantastic summit. Watch out for a rope eating flake on the 2nd rap (normal route). A condor almost grabbed me right off the upper ledge!