The Pit & The Pendulum
Avg: 2.7 from 13 votes
|Type:||Trad, 500 ft, 4 pitches|
|FA:||FA: Laeger & Clark (August 1976) FFA: Kamps & partner (1977) Complete chimney: Rich Smith & Dick Shaum (1977)|
|Page Views:||1,423 total · 14/month|
|Shared By:||Mike on Aug 28, 2009|
|Admins:||Matthew Fienup, Muscrat, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionA fun route with options.
P1: Ascend the right facing corner for a long pitch to a belay stance (5.9). Alternately, one can do Gorilla Warfare to get to the belay.
P2: A short pitch. A few easy moves left, then up & right up an easy ramp/crack to belay at the base of a beautiful corner crack.
P3: A classic! Jam, undercling, & lieback up & left, then around the corner to even better climbing to a bolted belay (5.10b).
P4: Yopu have 2 options. Either climb straight up the chimney/offwidth (The Pit version) to the top, or pendulum left (the, um, Pendulum version) to another right facing corner which leads to the top. The Pit version is 5.10+, the Pendulum version is 5.9 A0.
From the top, scramble up to the summit (class 4), then the standard descent.
LocationStarts down low on The Witch. Scramble down the notch to the right facing corner about 40' past (right of) Gorilla Warfare.
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