Type: Trad, Aid, 23 pitches, Grade V
FA: Aaron Black, Ope, Jean, Sean, et al.
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Shared By: Chris A on Aug 11, 2008 with improvements by EJG
Admins: Kate Lynn

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Description

Call of the Granite is best climbed to the base of the headwall (P15) in 8-9 large pitches, making for an incredible long day of free climbing on The Mainer. Parties wanting to complete the route through the headwall should be prepared for dangerously low-quality rock, mandatory 5.9 R+ climbing on overhanging choss, and overall dangerous aid climbing on detached features. The 3rd ascent party recommends CoG as a great excursion to the headwall, but nothing more. The upper crux pitches are of incredibly low-quality and are frankly bolted in an unnecessarily dangerous manner. That being said the climbing is amazing from P1-15. All pitches are 35m or shorter, enabling parties to easily link pitches. A party competent with 5.10+/C1 climbing will find the climbing to the headwall challenging and amazing. A competent 5.11+ free climbing party will find the climbing to the head wall absolutely amazing, and well worth the effort to make it happen. 

Location

See description

Protection

Rack to three inches

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