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Routes in 32 - Elephant Rock

Bucket Brigade S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Crack of Despair T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Crack of Doom T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Crack of Redemption T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Crashline T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Elephant Talk S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Elephantiasis T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Fatal Mistake T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Fun Terminal S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Hairline T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Hocus Pocus S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Hotline T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Hundredth Monkey, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Left Guru Crack T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Lost Error T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Moongerms T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pink Dream T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pink Elephant T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Plumb Line T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Real Error T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Reality Check T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Right Guru Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sky T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Straight Error T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Trundling Juan T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Wicked Gravity S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Worst Error, Left T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Worst Error, Right T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Trad, 300 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: unknown
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Shared By: stevecurtis on Mar 30, 2008
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Climb Pink elephants and rappel in. Two long rappels bring you to a wedged block with slings. Back these up in the crack above.

The start is the crux. 5.12 fingers-extremely painful. Above the crack slowly eases before a wide section. Second pitch, 5.10 fists to a stance with an ankle breaking ledge. Place gear high, bust through 5.11 fingers, and continue to top.

Location

The start to pink elephants is extremely circuitous. Head a long ways right before you head up. Poison Oak!!

Protection

Standard rack with 1-2 fist size and possibly one #4 camalot. No fixed anchors.

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Josh Janes    
 
We rapped from the top of Pink Dream with a single 70m rope and made it to a good belay stance on a foot ledge. We could sling a flake and use a wide piece for an anchor. If you climb up from here, the climbing is 5.10 with a short 5.11a section.

From here we fixed our second line and rapped down on a single line (a doubled over 70m rope would not reach -- this rap was more like 45 meters long) to slings wrapped around a flake: a natural place to stop. Below this point the crack becomes a seam. Climbing up from here felt like 5.11+ to me. It would probably be easier if the rock wasn't covered in lichen and if I had taped my fingers (the climbing is extremely painful). After about 20-30' the climbing eases off a lot and becomes beautiful 5.10 hands. Oct 5, 2008
Alexey
San Jose
Alexey   San Jose
I remember being lowered to the slings (p1 Fatal Mistake) from the top of Pink Dream for purpose of top rope p2 and 3 of Fatal Mistake.
It was almost stretch of 70 M rope. The book said that pitch from the sling (p2) is 5.10 and next (p3) 11a. I started climbing from the slings and instantly realize that it is not 5.10. Climbed probably 10-12 feet , fall and was back to the slings because of rope elongation. And again, and again. 10 feet up - down. I felt it is 5.11, 5.11+ which is above my TR ability. I did not take any gear with me to make my top roping easier , I even did not have the slings, so I can not aid this section. After trying 5-6 times I was really scared that it is going to be very stupid/shameful rescue of me. "Fatal Mistake" - this is a name. My wife at the top can not hear me, but she realized what was going on and gave me all possible tension from above. I finally made it, and after that crux 10-15 feet above the slings - the rest 200 feet of Fatal mistake - was a curser Mar 31, 2008