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Defender T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Frenchman's Cap 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hanging High T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rhadamanthus T,TR 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Rhadamanthus Corner T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Unknown T,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
Warehouse Run T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wiessner's Rib 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Yvette T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Type: , 70 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: John Peterson on Feb 25, 2006
Admins: Morgan Patterson

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Description

To the right of Wiessner's Rib is a prominant prow. This is Frenchman's Cap. You can either start by climbing Yvette (a classic 5.9+ crack in the slab below the prow) or scramble on the left to a belay below the main buttress.

Follow a broken buttress above, finishing to the right passing several old pitons to the crux overhang at the very top. Often toproped but a well protected lead(edit-well protected if you lead 5.9R).

Protection

Include some small wires on your rack.

Photos

T Roper
Douchachusetts
  5.9+ R
T Roper   Douchachusetts
  5.9+ R
I dont remember seeing any pitons while I trembled my way up this route. 5.9R scary, needs a couple of bolts. The crack down at the bottom(Yvette) is sweet and can be done as a short pitch by itself. Dec 31, 2012