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Areas in Triple Corners

Triple Corners Center 8 / 8 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Triple Corners Left 8 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Triple Corners Right 3 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Elevation: 919 ft
GPS: 43.804, -71.842 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Ladd on Apr 9, 2010
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

Description

Area between Starship Enterprise/ Waimea and the Hinterlands.

The trails at the base are suffering from some serious erosion issues due to their location on the mountain. Tread lightly!

The left(lower) end of Triple Corners holds most of the harder climbs whereas, the right side holds many 5.8-5.10 climbs that are worthwhile.

It isn't uncommon for beginners turned away from crowds at Vadar and Jimmy Cliff to make their way down to this area.

In the middle there is a 4th class gully(don't attempt when wet). Atop the gully you will find six or so quality climbs that would make for some nice pictures.

Getting There

From The Starship Enterprise crag, walk to the right side and up, following the stone steps, getting you to the lower left side.
From Waimea, take the trail down below the China Beach area which drops you into the upper right Tripple Corners at the route Sunbowl.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Triple Corners

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Triple Delights
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rack for Sale
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Still My Way
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Left El Diego
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Reasons to be Cheerful
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Technical Second
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Amore Eel
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Skunks in the Gym
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
The Full Effect
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Dirty Dozen
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Perfectly Blunt
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Man With a Hueco in His Tights
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Walking the Devil
Trad
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Full Throttle
Sport, TR
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Wild Blue Yonder
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Triple Delights Triple Corners Left 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Sport
Rack for Sale Triple Corners Right 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Still My Way Triple Corners Right 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Left El Diego Triple Corners Right 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Reasons to be Cheerful Triple Corners Center 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Technical Second Triple Corners Right 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Amore Eel Triple Corners Left 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Skunks in the Gym Triple Corners Center 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Full Effect Triple Corners Center 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Dirty Dozen Triple Corners Right 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Perfectly Blunt Triple Corners Right 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Man With a Hueco in His Tights Triple Corners Left 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Walking the Devil Triple Corners Left 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Full Throttle Triple Corners Center 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport, TR
Wild Blue Yonder Triple Corners Center 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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Jeffrey.LeCours
New Hampshire
Jeffrey.LeCours   New Hampshire  
For such a prominent arete, I've NEVER seen Wild Blue Yonder touched. Does anyone have any stories to share about that climb? Is it an overhanging face climb or does it stay true to the arete? Any beta? :) Jul 22, 2010
matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
A couple friends of mine said they saw a baby black bear in this area a few days ago, so be careful! Jul 5, 2010
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
The first route you mention, up the arete, is a 12d, Wild Blue Yonder, put up by Ward Smith. I haven't been up in that area lately, so can't give a better description. Both of the routes are listed in the new guide book May 3, 2010
twellman
Cambridge
twellman   Cambridge
I was at the top of the gully the other day climbing skunks, and noticed a few routes left of it that I couldnt seem to find here. There is a line of bolts going straight up the arete around the corner to the left of skunks (looks hard!), and there is a monster chimney even further left that had some bolts. Probably these are in the guidebook, but it would be cool if someone familiar with them added the info here too. Sep 29, 2009

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