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Upon hiking to the base of the South Face, one can choose to follow a ramp up past a fallen dead tree to shelf that hosts the starts of the many face climbs on the large wall.
Climb ramp past dead tree
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Carson-Kodas Arete 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c R CA : Southern Sierra : ... : South Face, Upper Tier
A Brief History of 'Carson-Kodas'....In July 1987, when they put up this route, Ron Carson and Vaino Kodas were two of the best and boldest climbers in the area. Ron's routes on Dome Rock (Carsonoma and Chemotherapy, etc.) are legendary 5.12+ power slabs. By this time he had also led "The Dark Side" (5.12 R/X) on Voodoo Dome, and he would go on to complete the amazing "Titanic" in The Needles with Tony Yaniro and Brett Maurer. Vaino Kodas, one of the Estonians (along with Eve Laeger) of the Powe...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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