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Vino Santo 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 230'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Andy Ross & Gene Vallee
New Route: Yes
Season: summer
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Submitted By: apross on Jul 26, 2011

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Pitch two.

Description 

P1. Starts as for Romanee then at 40ft carry straight on up the goove to a tree belay. 5.7 130ft
P2. Move right past another tree and up a big flake. Move off the flake and face climb to the base of a long corner. Up the corner where at the top move out right on to the face to the top.
5.9 100ft

Location 

Start at bottom of main buttress.
Rap of sling anchor on top down Periquita. Then off big pine in main gully to ground.

Protection 

Standard rack, small wires.


Photos of Vino Santo Slideshow Add Photo
Vino Santo 5.9 <br />Other descent line marked upper right to Pine tree.
BETA PHOTO: Vino Santo 5.9
Other descent line marked upper rig...
Pitch one.
Pitch one.
Pitch 2
BETA PHOTO: Pitch 2
Pitch one of Vino Santo- old pin is near the photo center.
Pitch one of Vino Santo- old pin is near the photo...
Soft iron pin to the right of the start of Vino Santo- did you guys see this one?
Soft iron pin to the right of the start of Vino Sa...
Coming up P1 - photo: Kai L
Coming up P1 - photo: Kai L

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By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Aug 26, 2013

Take care on this one! The 2nd pitch has some looseness and scant pro. I see in the pics you guys found some in that final corner but I sure didn't find much. I ended up finding a good 1 cam placement on the right edge and finished up climbing the arete.
By apross
Jun 25, 2014

Stop by sometime Stan, give you the rundown on placing wires:-)
By Sam Cannon
From: Holladay, Utah
Jul 25, 2014

Climbed this route today. I LOVED pitch 2. Really fun, thoughtful movement with small runouts that weren't dangerous. If you cleaned some of the plant life from the dihedral it would probably protect a little better, but as it is I don't think it's bad at all. I didn't notice much, if any, loose rock on P2 (maybe it's cleaned up a bit).

At the top of P1 we noticed some tat on a tree to our left in a gully, so we added another rap station (webbing and a locking biner) to the left of the top-out, it will be obvious when you finish P2. 70m rope required, but it will take you to the tat below that is visible from P1, which we reinforced. From here it's one more rap to the ground (again, 70m rope required for this descent option).