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Saddle-Up Cupcake 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA:  (FTR unknown) FA: Matthew Fienup, Nicole Clancy & Kathleen Wathan (Sep. 2009)
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Sep 14, 2009

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Kathleen climbs Saddle-Up Cupcake, at Wheeler Gorg...

Description 

A fun, moderate boulder problem leads to mellow slab climbing.

Scramble up from the streambed until reaching a grassy ledge, where 5th class rock begins. Undercling up and right into a small, left-facing dihedral. Stem your way up, eventually stepping right onto the headwall. Low angle slab climbing leads to the anchor.

Location 

Located on the tier of rock below Exodus. Start in the stream bed, about 70 feet downstream and opposite of Ezra. Also, see the Wheeler Gorge Aerial View

Protection 

4 lead bolts (1/2 Rawls), bolted top-anchor


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By Richard Shore
Apr 22, 2010

OK route. Did this and then traversed across the loose and vegetated terrace to the base of Exodus. Have been back a few times since, and this route has been wet most of the winter/spring. Give it a pass until drier weather
By C.Cody
From: Ventura,ca
May 19, 2013

great climb on nice rock! short but a great warm up for Wheeler! i prefer it to the conglomerate cobbles