|Type:||Trad, Aid, 8 pitches, 800', Grade II|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a A1-2 [details]|
|FA:||Francis Ross, Rich Albushkat 1992|
|Submitted By:||Adam on Dec 24, 2006|
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From: La Mesa, CA
Apr 1, 2007
Once on Southern Man proper, the belays are indeed all natural with the exception of 4 and 7. Pitch 8 has one bolt to supplement the gear.
Pitch 4 and 5 can be linked with a 60 meter rope if belaying from from the pedestal above Dinner Ledge. From a little above pitch 9, there is a rappel from a tree that can be used to get onto the South Face route if retreat is necessary or you just don't want to go to the top. There are a few crucial fixed heads. A hammer, some heads and a few thin pins are recommended.
By Greg DeMatteo
From: W. Lebanon, NH
Mar 16, 2008
|I remember there being some surprisingly tricky spots for the grade, and the natural anchors add an interesting element.|
By Jordan Ramey
From: Calgary, Alberta
Feb 20, 2009
|Grade II? Now that's optimistic!|
By Osprey Overhang
May 3, 2010
I felt the trickiest part was the pendulum off the South Face route. It was just a little tricky to get established back on the line after the pendulum.
This route is well worth the effort! Some great opportunities to work off of your top step on this line.