The Drain Pipe
||Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
|Consensus: || YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]|
|FA: ||Larry Harrell & Charlie Raymond, March 1967 FFA: John Long, Richard Harrison & Rick Accomazzo, 1973|
|Season: ||Spring - Fall|
|Page Views: ||951|
|Submitted By: ||Chris Owen on Mar 4, 2006|
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Scrambling leads to a tree belay at the top of P1 of Gates of Delirium
P1 Traverse right to ease to a bolt clip then very thin moves (exposed crux) to gain the bottom of the crack (nut/cam). The crack provides frantic trickiness of a different nature, past pitons to a ledge below the real Drain Pipe pitch.
P2 Laybacking and jamming with good pro, and in a wonderful position leads to a fitting finale: hand traverse right under Piasano Pinnacle, what a great pitch!
1 Bolt, 2 pitons, nuts, cams.
By Chris Owen
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Feb 6, 2010
I gave it *** because I really enjoyed the second pitch. Pitch one was average.