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A Touch Too Much T,S 
Backstage Pass T,S 
Bee Sting Corner T 
Cardon's Rib T 
Don't Think Twice T,S 
Dufty's Popoff T 
H&H T 
Kauffman-Cardon T 
Ladybug T,S 
Lost and Found T 
R&R T 
Rear Entry T,S 
S&M S 
T&T T,S 
Tomato That Ate Cleveland, The T 
Touch and Go T,S 
Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind T 

Kauffman-Cardon 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 175'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
FA: Andy Kauffman, Betty Kauffman, Joan Ascher, Phil Cardon - 1954
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Submitted By: Andy Weinmann on Oct 18, 2011

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Description 

A good way to access Bee Sting Corner or just to get up to Lower Broadway Ledge if Skyline Traverse is clogged up.

P1: From the Skyline Traverse belay ledge move right towards the prominent Dufty's Popoff corner. Climb up the right wall of the corner for about 15-20 ft and begin traversing right around the corner. When you turn the corner and look up you should be able to see the large Kauffman-Cardon ledge up and to the right. Belay from bolts on the ledge.

P2: Continue moving right on the ledge past the obvious Bee Sting Corner and a pine tree. Keep moving up and right on easy ledges until it's possible to move up to Lower Broadway Ledge.

Location 

The route starts at the top of the Skyline Traverse belay ledge. Use the bolts atop P1 of Skyline Traverse or build an anchor on the ledge.

The route tops out on Lower Broadway Ledge.

If you need to rap off from here, locate the bolts atop Bee Sting Corner (maybe 100ft or so left?). Two 70m ropes should reach the base. One 60m rope will get you back to the bolts at the end of P1. From the bolts at the end of P1 a 70m rope will reach the base. A 60m rope will just BARELY make it (with rope stretch) to a couple of small ledges above the main ledge where Skyline Traverse really starts. Alternatively, there is another set of bolts you can use to rap located below the K-C ledge...they are about 20 ft lower on the climb T & T. Last option is to rap down and left to the tree on Dufty's Popoff Direct and then rap from the tree.

Protection 

Standard Seneca rack. Bring some long slings for the traverse around the Dufty's Popoff corner.


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