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Routes in The Old Woman - West Face
|Band Saw T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R|
|Bridwell-Sustad T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Cavity, The T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Dandelion T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Dandelion Stem TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Dandelion Wine TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Dogleg T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Double Cross T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Double Start T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Iron Man's Traverse T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R|
|Lower Band T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R|
|Middle Band T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Northwest Chimney T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c|
|Orphan T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Route 499 T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Sexy Grandma T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Sexy Grandpa T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Treinte Anos T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R|
|Type:||Trad, 95 ft|
|FA:||FFA: Woody Stark, Bill Briggs and Dick Webster, 1967|
|Page Views:||56,797 total, 299/month|
|Shared By:||M. Morley on May 9, 2002|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionOne of the best and most accessible of the easier moderates, Double Cross is perhaps the most climbed (i.e, crowded) route in the entire Park. Those who have not yet developed basic jamming technique will find this route quite difficult. Although easily protected, this route has been the site of several serious injuries and a few fatalities over the years.
Begin by climbing 25' up and then traverse left to gain the main crack. Continue for another 70' of stellar hand to fist crack. Belay from 3-bolt anchor.
If crowded (as it often is), consider Double Start (just to the right), Dogleg, or Sexy Grandma.
Descent: Rap to ground (a single 50m rope just barely makes it).