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Routes in West Ridge - part F - The Potato Chip

Chives T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Don't Peel T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Eye of the Potato T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
French Fry T,S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Ground Control T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Hypothermia T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Idaho Express T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Mountain Jam T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mr. Potato Head S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Petite Giraffe T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Poor Man's Wendego T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Potato Chip Route (Regular Route) T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Ruffles Have Ridges T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sour Cream T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Treetop Flyer T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: T. Bubb, J. Meir, 4/28/2002
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Shared By: Tony B on Apr 27, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Follow the directions as for Sour Cream. Climb the first 40-50' of Sour Cream (the good part) and just after passing the overhang, place a few good pieces of gear (tricams or SLCD's, 1" to 1.5") on a 2' sling, just below a small roof. This is ~ 8' below a tiny pine tree in the Sour Cream Crack. From that pro, traverse hard right on 2 good holds to the arete. These moves are great! Climb the arete for about 10' to the first available gear.

  • * This previous section is a little runout and requires a solid head. None the less, it should be reasonably safe for an experienced 5.9 leader, as the hardest moves are the traverse and they are well protected. **

Continue on the arete upward. This is the second prominent arete left of the Potato Chip.

Descend as for Ruffle Have Ridges


A standard Eldo rack, or 1 set cams .5-2" + a few tricams.


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