By the Seat of Your Pants
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Routes in G Crags
|A Frayed Not T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Baggage T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X|
|By the Seat of Your Pants T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Holey Ghost, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Middle Finger T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Mitten, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|On a Wing and a Prayer T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R|
|Reef Knot T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R|
|Slab family Ross and Son. T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Thumb, The T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|
|Type:||Trad, 860 ft, 5 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Paul Ross, Marea Ross May 2 2006|
|Page Views:||49 total, 0/month|
|Shared By:||USBRIT Ross on Jun 3, 2006|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionStarts above the first wave just left of the canyon that separates the Reef Knot formation from the A Frayed Not route. The initial pitches are the very obvious groove/cracks on the right edge of the Reef Knot formation.. Scramble from the top of the wave to a large boulder with a cairn on its top.
P1)Up slab via a shallow crack then trend right to the foot of the Groove /cracks. Cam belay. 200'.5.3
P2) Follow left hand groove to double anchors on the left. 200'5.4
P3)Continue up the groove to natural belay on a flake. 200' 5.5.
P4)Scramble up about 40' where the groove ends go left along a ramp ,then straight up to a steep wall below a large pot hole. Double anchors .80' 5.3. (this next pitch could be avoided by an easy slab to the left)
P5)Climb to the pothole then past a pro bolt, to easier climbing to spike belay. 180' 5.8.
P6)4th class slabs to the summit.
Descent:- The FA party was caught in a thunder storm and rather than set up rappels thought it quicker to down climb the route avoiding P5 to its left. One member of the party totally wrecked a new pair of climbing pants while slithering at great speed down the grooves , hence the name of the route. The other alternative is to locate the rap anchors of Reef Knot at south from a large ledge on the ridge.