Cradle to Grave
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|Type: ||Trad, Aid, 10 pitches, 1000 feet, Grade V|
|Consensus: ||5.11 C2 [details]|
|FA: ||Dave Jones & Brian Smoot, 2004|
|New Route: ||Yes|
|Submitted By: ||bsmoot on Feb 6, 2009|
Following pitch 3
Cradle to Grave starts with 3 excellent chimney/offwidth pitches on great rock. One squeeze section was so narrow I had to take my harness off to get through. It's also possible to avoid this section by climbing the offwidth out side of the chimney. 3 more pitches, including a 35' section of clean aid, lead to an excellent, exposed crack, leading to the summit.
See photo topo under "Watchman"
2-3 sets cams with a few big sizes including the largest camalot. 1 set R.P.'s
Pitch 2, about to enter the chimney on the right.
leading pitch 4...this was the squeeze where I had...
Pitch 7...the corner above, and to my right is pit...
Pitch 6...stalling below an offwidth.
Pitch 9 on the beautiful upper crack.
Dave (the boss) at the top...the final few feet of...
BETA PHOTO: Topo