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Putterman Drops the Soap 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a A1+

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 2 pitches, 210', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a A1+ [details]
FA: Crusher Bartlett, Stu Ritchie, Nov 27, 2013
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Steve "Crusher" Bartlett on Dec 1, 2013

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Wriggling up the flare in p2

Description 

p1. Start with three pitons to gain the obvious splitter. All clean aid above here. This crack becomes a left-facing flare 70 feet higher (strenuous, even just aiding) which dumps you out onto a slab; scuttle up ten feet then left to a ledge and belay (#6 Camalot) in right-facing corner (A1+, 5.7, 110').
p2. Up the easy groove above the belay to a ledge under car-size triangular roof. Up the right side, continue up wide crack/flare above (5.9) till it ends. Wander up and left to summit (A1, 5.9, 100').


Location 

This is the obvious direttissima line, dropping down the south face like a dropped, umm, thing. About 80 feet left of the start of the regular route.


Protection 

gear:
Tomahawks: 3 (small/med)
Cams: 1-2 each yellow Alien to 2.25 inches. 2-3 each 2.5”- largest Camalot.
Valley Giant: 1
No nuts.
Descent. There’s no existing fixed anchor on summit. We left an Alien, just west of the summit and rappelled with two 70m ropes to ground. Ropes were hard to pull from ground. Perhaps better, if slower, is to reverse the regular route and use the descent anchors for the that route when they show up.



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Stu jumaring pitch 1
Stu jumaring pitch 1
On the summit. Fran Bagenal photo
On the summit. Fran Bagenal photo
Stu, contemplating his next move, p2
Stu, contemplating his next move, p2
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