Type: Trad, 2 pitches
FA: Hiltner, Lewis, Kramer 1983
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Shared By: Orphaned User on Sep 2, 2007
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Rutabaga is a nicely varied pair of pitches.

P1 climbs the obvious but somewhat awkward crack to a bolted anchor (10b).

P2 continues up and right on very fun cracks to the left facing dihedral. Face holds, good locks and good protection take you up the dihedral past one crux to the top crux which requires some solid stemming, and while the protection right at the crux isn't as good as the rest of the route, there are bomber placements about five feet lower.

Location Suggest change

Right side of the Grand Wall base, just right of Arrowroot.

Protection Suggest change

Standard Squamish rack for P1 to a bolted anchor.

For P2, a good selection of stoppers from small (but not micro) to large. You can place many stoppers so bring enough slings or draws. You'll also want a good selection of small cams and at least a 1 and 2 camalot. I'm told that a green alien is good at the top crux, but I didn't have one so I'm not sure.

Thanks to extra anchors to climber's left, the rappel from the top can be done with a single 70m and probably a single 60 (but not certain).

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