Avg: 2.8 from 53 votes
Routes in Southeast Face
|Alvin T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Barfy's Favorite T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Black Dog T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R|
|Central Chimney T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Dancing Ladies T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Forward Never Straight (a.k.a. Shade of Grey) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Greatest Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Inner Mountain Flame T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Jetstream Deluxe T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Judy's Jaunt T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Keep the River Free T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Le Petit Francais T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Misty Mountain Hop T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Mr. Gone T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R|
|Not the Greatest Route (But Still Fun). T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Rites of Passage T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Simon T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Theodore T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Type:||Trad, 4 pitches|
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|Shared By:||Jesse Ryan on Aug 10, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Description'The Greatest Route at Greyrock' is certainly one of nicest lines of the grade. It ascends the right side of the southeast slabs. Approach by the Greyrock summit trail. As it skirts around the southeast face keep hiking (farther than one would expect) until reaching a small aspen grove very near the base of the wall. Now hike back (left, south) along the wall, with a bit of log hopping and boulders. Find a flared crack that ascends up and right -- this crack is immediately right of a short left facing dihedral capped by a small roof (obvious) just off the ground. You can also recognize the route by the roof amidst the slab at the end of the second pitch.
P1: Crux right of the ground, a balancy jam or two and high steps gain the slabby crack above (5.8). The pitch follows this and several other intermittent cracks up the clean slab above (5.7-8). A few exit moves traverse left to an obvious ledge (not so visible from below).
P2: Traverse back up and right up a crack system that deposits one below the pretty overlap roof. Jam and grunt over this one, don't forget to smile, belaying immediately above on a small ledge (5.8).
P3: Easy cracks and slabs lead a full rope length to a large ledge area below a small dihedral (5.6).
P4: Stem up the dihedral (5.5) and climb easy ground nearly a full rope length to ledges just below the summit of Greyrock. Watch for rope drag and communication problems between the belays on the upper pitches.