Peanut Gallery Flake
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This route sees lots of toprope traffic but relatively few lead ascents. The technical crux happens early on in the form of a wide undercling flake. This saps your energy so the rest of the route you are just trying to fight the pump. There is a great variety of climbing on Peanut Gallery Flake from wide crack to fingers, thin hands, hands, fists, and back to wide, and squeeze chimney to the top.
If you like wide crack climbing this is a must do.
This feature is obvious from the ground. Looking up at The Prow you will see the flake off to the right above "The Big Flush".
From the tourist overlook, find the bolt anchor on the other side of the fence. You can set up a TR off of the anchor. If you are a brave soul who wants to lead it, then rap down in to the Big Flush belay. Belay from the pine tree or the bolt anchor.
Regular rack plus some WIDE cams.
Tim on Peanut Gallery Flake....
Converse gettin in on the groveling
|Comments on Peanut Gallery Flake
From: Concord, MA
Mar 26, 2007
I belileive that the top fifteen feet or so is bigger than a #6, either run it out, or you will need a big bro or two. This route has awsome exposure.
|By john strand|
From: southern colo
Jul 1, 2008
I think Kenny Sims made the first lead of this route. He did have some problems with clipping in the wrong rope too! Anyway a good pump- also the arete to the right is a good tr 11B
|By David Aguasca!|
From: New York
Apr 30, 2009
This is one of my favorite pitches of climbing on Cathedral...barndoor laybacking, sinker hand and fist jamming, and some decent offwidth action, most of it slightly overhanging...you can't go wrong! The exposure is fantastic, too.