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Tee it Up, Cupcake
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BETA PHOTO: Yellow: Tee it Up (5.7+) Red: Seven Steps (5.10a)
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Climbs the left-hand side of the summit block above Rational Expectations and Magali's Arete. This route is an easier alternate to Seven Steps
, which is located on the right-hand side of the block.
The summit is perhaps the coolest vantage point in the entire Fortress area.
Climbs the left-hand side of the summit block atop Rational Expectations and Magali's Arete. This is the summit block that separates the Right Side Gully from the Central Gully. For more info, click here
Climb either Rational Expectations or Magali's Arete to access the start of Tee it Up.
Descend by rappelling from rings/chains atop the route. It is possible to rappel west to the base of Adaptive Expectations or east into the Central Gully. When rappelling back into the Central Gully, there are two options. If you rappel to the top of Rational Expectations, it will take 3 more raps to reach the creek. If you rappel to the top of Snickerdoodle
, it will take 2 more raps to reach the creek (although ropes have been known to get stuck when pulling from Snickerdoodle).
Bolts (1/2" Rawls), 2 bolt anchor with rappel rings (Fixe Triplex bolts)
From: Los Angeles, CA
Oct 20, 2014
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c R
Is the beta photo accurate? I went up this on 10/18/2014 and there were no bolts in sight after the first clip. I went under the roof and had to maneuver my way to Seven Steps to Heaven to put in a second draw before attempting the roof move. The climb wasn't hard but the exposure and lack of protection makes it quite a bit harder than 5.7+.