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Climbers on Casual Route, Yellow Wall, Black Dagger, and Soma.<br>
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Jeff G.
May 29, 2008
Climbers on Casual Route, Yellow Wall, Black Dagger, and Soma.
Reed McCoy
Reed McCoy   Denver
Can someone use this pic to give me some beta? I see three parties on the wall, I believe the one on the right with the yellow jacket on the dihedral is on the casual route, what about the other two? And if I'm right, which pitch is the party on of the Casual Route? The more info the better...this is definitely on next year's list. Thanks! Oct 19, 2010
Daniel Trugman
Los Alamos, NM
Daniel Trugman   Los Alamos, NM
I give it a shot, though I'm not 100% sure. I think the leftmost party is on D7, the middle party is on Black Dagger and the rightmost party is on, as you said, The Casual Route.

The party on The Casual Route is on the beautiful 5.8 corner pitch (P5 in the Mountain Project route description). This is, in my opinion, the best pitch on the route, and one of the best pitches at the grade I've ever climbed.

[edit]: Now that I look at it again, there are more than three parties on the wall. Someone else is on the Yellow Wall (Forrest Finish). Also some people chilling on YWBL, and it's not clear to me if they are affiliated with the people on Yellow Wall or D7.

So left to right: D7, Black Dagger, Yellow Wall/Forrest Finish, Casual Route. Oct 19, 2010
1) Party at leftmost is taking the .11a alternative to D7 which avoids the .11c crux.
2) Party of red jacket and white helmet is on Black Dagger.
3) Party on Yellow Wall using the Forrest Finish (though at this point he could still traverse right at .10cR to join Casual to the YWBL).
4) Party on Casual Route.

No one is on YWBL. Dec 14, 2013

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