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Routes in Continental Crag

Bonsai T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
Continental Breakfast T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 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
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Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: R. & J. Rossiter
Page Views: 309 total · 2/month
Shared By: Tony B on Jun 15, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is a so-so route with so-so gear and so-so rock. Basically it is a line along the lines of Primal Scream and On Slot but skipping the good and hard parts.

Starting to the right, on the pillar to the left of Primal Scream. Step right from this and up to the cracks of Primal Scream, then before the crux cracks of Primal, escape right to On-Slot (notably, above the hard climbing of On Slot).

Shortly thereafter, climb right around the corner from there to ride the arete (some loose rock) to the top of the wall. Go left at a ledge just before the true summit to reach the belay/rap anchor. A #3 and/or #3.5 Camalot will back up the rap anchor higher up for better belaying position and less drag.

Location

This is on the upper right buttress of Continental Crag, amongst the routes ?Primal Scream? and On Slot.

Protection

A light rack from nuts to hand-sized cams can be placed. With careful judgment regarding the rock quality, it should all be solid.

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Patrik
5.10a
Patrik  
5.10a
I found this much harder than its rating of 5.9. Maybe because of the lichen at the crux leaning weird crack/slab. Gear was good, though. Aug 4, 2011

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