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Roger's Corner 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Unknown to me
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Submitted By: Andy Laakmann on Jul 3, 2006

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The final corner.

2016 Seasonal Raptor Closure on the Diamond MORE INFO >>>

Description 

This is a fun route and a nice way to approach Breakfast of Champions. An initial wide layback crack leads to some broken block climbing. There are chains about 60 feet up that I just clipped and continued on up all in one pitch. The upper corner involves really fun stemming and great exposure. The pitch ends at the obvious tree with lots of slings.

Location 

I approached this by walking towards Princely Ambitions (which is found by heading right on the approach trail when it forks). Right before the Lower Wall is reached you can scramble up a well-traveled path (class 3) to a large, dirty ledge. Roger's Corner is directly above and can be identified by the wide layback corner.

Protection 

Double TCUs-#3 Camalot and nuts. Long slings helpful if you do it all in one pitch.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Roger's corner minus the opening wide crack.
Roger's corner minus the opening wide crack.

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By rohanbk
Jun 9, 2014

Fun climb, but the moves above the intermediary anchor and right below the top anchor felt awkward. Stemming at the top helps tremendously if you can find the good footholds. The entire route protects very well.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Aug 5, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

FA: Greg Donaldson, Roger Johnson, Richard Mathies, April 1967.
FFA : Bob Crawford, Don Harder, Sept. 1974.- which means they did it free with hex's and nuts.
A fun challenge is to do this and Breakfast of Champions as one pitch, place 5 pieces in this and save cams needed for BOC.
By JRD
Aug 24, 2015

Easy to do in one pitch - I used a double runner to clip a bolt on the intermediate belay station and then back-cleaned the last piece I put in before the intermediate bealy and finished without noticeable rope drag.
By Sean Maher
From: San Diego, CA
May 13, 2016

We rapped the whole route from the tree belay with a 60 m yesterday. Rope stretch and a swing off to climbers left got our feet on the ground, but just barely. Knot your ends and use your head!

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