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Routes in Grand Wall Base Area
|Aged in Oak T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Apron Strings T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Arrowroot T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Exasperator T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Flake, The T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Flex Capacitor T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Ghostdancing T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Jingus the Cat T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Knacker Cracker T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Merci Me S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Moving to Montana T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13|
|Peasant's Route T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Rutabaga T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Seasoned in the Sun T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Turnip T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Type:||Trad, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Hiltner, Lewis, Kramer 1983|
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|Shared By:||JSH on Sep 2, 2007|
|Admins:||Nate Ball, Kate Lynn|
DescriptionRutabaga 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.
ProtectionStandard 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).