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Great Expectations

5.9+, Trad, 35 ft,  Avg: 2.6 from 7 votes
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Great Expectations is the dihedral/roof to the right of Exacerbation, It starts in the shallow crack leading up to the tiny ledge from wich you clip the first bolt (to the right) The crux is getting from the bolt to the dihedral and requires balance and footwork, once in the dihedral (which takes chocks very nicely!) layback until you are nearly at the roof. The route goes up and around the right of the roof and tops out to the right of the tree at the top.


The route just to the right of exacerbation (the bolted arete on the left)


After the one bolt at the crux some larger chocks or smallish cams are required to protect the crack in the dihedral.

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 Lorne placing a chock before moving to the right of the roof.
[Hide Photo] Lorne placing a chock before moving to the right of the roof.

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[Hide Comment] I'm not a Harrison climber, but shouldn't the description be to head around left of the roof? Or is there at least a variation that goes out left? Jul 2, 2010
[Hide Comment] Some climbers will traverse left to the chains for a slightly harder finish. Jul 5, 2010
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Here I a shot I took of Lisel Petersen climbing the roof out to the left. When I climbed it I felt it was 10+ maybe 11 for the shorter folk. Jun 21, 2011