West Ridge - part B - Long John to Verschneidung Rock Climbing
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This section of the ridge appears to contain the second foray onto the ridge, Long John Wall, by Pat Ament, Larry Dalke, & Wayne Goss in 1965.
This area does have excellent stone, with some desert-like varnish in spots; however, still there are loose sections in places. Consider a helmet.
There are classics here including: the surprisingly-popular Washington Irving, 5.6; the blood-pumping Chianti, 5.8+; the longer Long John Wall, 5.8+; popular The Unsaid, 5.9; Handcracker Direct, 5.10a; Break on Through, 5.10a; among others.
Like other areas on The West Ridge, without a rack, your options are limited. Some sport-ish-like routes like the interesting Varieties of a Religious Experience, 5.11b & the stout Atom Smasher, 5.12c, will still require a rack to approach it and to supplement the fixed hardware.
Most routes will use a rappel descent. It's best to figure this out in advance to getting off the ground.
While this is some of the cleaner parts of the West Ridge, you still have to be cognizant of loose rock in some part of this section.
Classic Climbing Routes at West Ridge - part B - Long John to Verschneidung
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