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Routes in 5. Slabs
|Beware of the Dog (Mid-Climb Variation) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Blockade Direct ? T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Cirrus T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13|
|Condescender T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R|
|Condescending (Mid-Climb Variation) T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R|
|Consolation Prize T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Falling Aspirations T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13|
|Fleabitten (Mid-Climb Variation) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A1 PG13|
|Indented Slab (a "Mid-Cliff" Slab), The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Lakeview T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Lima Bean T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Micron T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|
|Odyssey of an Artichoke T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Slip o' Fools T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Snooky T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Stretched On Your Grave TR 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Wag, The T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Weissners Butress T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Weissners Dike T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|unknown T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Wiessner and Underhill|
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|Shared By:||Jay Knower on Oct 12, 2008|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionLakeview used to be a popular route. Then the Old Man fell down and strafed the middle pitches with rockfall. Ever since, climbers have seemed reluctant to climb on Cannon's right-side slabs. While Lakeview crosses right through the danger zone, the loose rock is not horrible and pretty easily avoided. The first few pitches and the last two might offer better climbing and better rock than on the over-crowded Whitney Gilman.
Start on the far right side of the cliff, at an obvious clearing. Head up, over 5.3-5.4, terrain for about 100 feet. When the overlaps start to angle up and left, follow the weakness in the rock, more left than up, past a runout 5.5 slab and then onto easier, but loose and gravelly, terrain. You should be crossing from right to left under the fresh rock scar where the Old Man once looked out proudly over the valley.
The general idea here is to head to the deep inside corner left of the Old Man rock scar. This is the Wiessner Corner. The pitch before the corner is classic, well-protected and steep. It's probably about 5.6 and is much better than any climbing on the WG. Belay on a sloping ledge. Then climb the obvious inside corner, which is blocked by a short, steep wall at its base. This wall is the crux and is not well protected. The holds are big, but a fall here would be ugly.
Once in the corner, enjoy the exposure and top out at a great, flat, overlook. You can belay off the remnants of the failed engineering project that was used, in vain, to keep the Old Man from succumbing to Cannon's tendency to fall apart.