All Locations > California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Pine Creek Canyon > Scheelite Canyon… > Armando's Stilletto / Rites of Spring
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Routes in Armando's Stilletto / Rites of Spring
|Another Summer T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Armando's Stilletto T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Astrolamb T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Friendly Faces Everywhere T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Inspector Downside T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Inspector Wedget T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Lizard Lounge, The T,S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Rites of Spring T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|South Park T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Upside Downside T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Type:||Trad, 160 ft|
|FA:||Greg Barnes, Karin Wuhrmann|
|Page Views:||1,473 total, 11/month|
|Shared By:||Greg Barnes on Jan 16, 2007|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionGreat long crack and face climb with a tenuous 5.11 crux that is so much more fun if you just yard on the 3rd bolt. With that single point of aid, the climb is a super fun, varied 5.9/10a. Note: the 2nd bolt is not really needed now, but on the ground-up FA, this bolt was placed from a sloper that turned out to be the top of a lodged block that we trundled, leaving a bomber jug and a far easier mantle. If you clip it, then once the 3rd is clipped, unclip the 2nd to reduce rope drag.
LocationAround the arete left of the left start of Rites of Spring, climb a corner past a bush for 40' until you can make a fingertip traverse right (huge stem if you're tall) to a flake hand crack. Take this to a bolt, move right (hidden bolt), mantle to 3rd bolt. Yard on this to a huge edge, and take the ever-widening crack to the top.
ProtectionPro to 3.5", 3 bolts, double pro 1-3". Include thin cams. 2-bolt anchor with Mussy hooks, rap twice with single 60m rope (to the anchor of Friendly Faces Everywhere). An optional 4.5" piece can be used near the top.
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