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Vanishing Point 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 485'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Gene Drake, Jim Orey, 1972.
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 19, 2006

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Description 

This route ascends the huge dihedral/arch on the West Face.
Climb dikes into a smooth chimney. Higher, offwidth and fist lead past a bolt to a belay.
Climb offwidth to a roof and hand-traverse out of the corner.
Climb up to "Craven Image".


Protection 

Pro to 4".



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By 426
Mar 8, 2007

Awesome route, I would maybe even take some larger gear these days!

If you like your fisty/liebacks then this is a must do for you...you can actually "see through" to the other side on part of this route.


Pillar belay is spectacular!

By Branden916
Jul 30, 2011

An amazing route! Really fun chimney on the first pitch leads to a short but sweet fisty second pitch. If you bring 2 #3's and 2 #4's you'll feel really safe and secure.

By AndyBG
Jun 22, 2013

First two pitches are fantastic! I would recommend 3 #4 C4s. One rap w/two 60m ropes will get you back to the base of the climb from the bolted P2 belay.

By Colonel Mustard
From: Reno, NV
Jun 8, 2014

If you scrambled up to the base of the climb, the first pitch can be TRd or rapped with a 70m. Probably the first two pitches can be rapped in two with a 70m.

For one reason or another we only did the first pitch, but what a pitch it is. It felt like a bit of Yosemite at the the Leap with some of the tastiest wide climbing I have climbed in Tahoe. It is a complete head scratcher this thing isn't as popular as Hospital Corner and the like.