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Routes in Continental Crag

Bonsai T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
Continental Breakfast T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Continental Drift T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Continental Soldier T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Cougar Bait T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fuzzy Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Last, But Not Least T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
On-Slot T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Pangaea T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Plate Tectonics T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Primal Scream T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Rift Of Consciousness T,TR 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R
River of Deceit T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Welcome to Eldo T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Whatever Pops Up Next T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Whymper T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: T. Bubb, J. Meir, 4/6/2002
Page Views: 116 total, 1/month
Shared By: Tony B on Apr 5, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Continental Crag & Upper Rattlesnake Gulch Trail - Raptor closures Details
Seasonal Closures Details

Description

Just up to the right of the route Paradise Lost, or to the left of Continental Drift, there is another dihedral. In the dihedral, there is a massive crack, ascending up and to the right though an overhang. The majority of the crack is hand-to-fist sized and takes great cams. Start up some non-descript rock to reach this obvious hand-to-fist crack, then up the overhanging open-book/crack, stating with underclings and switching to jams as it becomes less steep. Just after the crack goes vertical, climb the face to the left as an overhanging prow (5.10) or squeeze into the slot on the right and finish past 'the plate' (now removed). Belay from good gear above.

This route was named after a the crag and a shifting plate of rock up high... a death-flake about 6" thick, but 3' X 4' wide at the top.This was lurking in wait for the first clumsy or ignorant ascent. It is VERY tempting to grab it, as it was at the crux. It was not cleaned by the FA party due to the position of our packs, below.
It was, however trundled out by a subsequent party.

Protection

One set of 1-4" cams.

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slevin  
Removed the flake today. Another Top Ten Trundle. Jul 17, 2007