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El Camino Real
Avg: 3.5 from 180 votes
|Type:||Trad, 500 ft, 4 pitches|
|FA:||Royal Robbins, Harry Daley and Janie Taylor, November 1961|
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|Shared By:||Dpurf on Feb 23, 2006|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionFrom Fingertrip, walk around and up about 80 feet. Look for a pine tree with it top missing - that is the base of the climb. 3rd class up to it.
Pitch 1 - (5.10a) Bouldery start just left of a thin, thin crack up to a small overlap move left and up. Belay at a block ledge. Be careful with you anchor here.
Pitch 2 - Climb past 2 bolts then make a long friction traverse left past another bolt to the Jungle. Belay here.
Pitch 3 *** -(5.10a) Climb up the classic lieback crack for 80 feet. Pro is good, but at the top I would sink a good piece in and go for a small run out. The crack gets thin and less secure. 2 bolt belay.
Pitch 4 - Climb the (5.8) crack up and left then traverse right to join Jensen's Jaunt.
Or at end of pitch 3 you can mover over and down to get in to Traitor Horn, which makes for a great climb.