Type: Trad, 140 ft (42 m)
FA: Chip Ruckgaber
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Shared By: Jeff G on Oct 23, 2009 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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This is a great combination of Pony Express and Zip Code that keeps the grade to 5.9. It includes a wild traverse to link the two pitches. One of the better and longer 5.9 pitches on the West Ridge.


Climb the first pitch of Pony Express up to the small, right-facing corner near the top of the pitch. Instead of traversing right to the anchors make a wild hand traverse to the LEFT along a big flake. The flake is solid. This will take you into Zip Code just above its crux move. Now finish on the great upper part of Zip Code. There is a fixed anchor at the top of the pitch. If you have a 60m rope, you can rappel down the upper pitch of Pony Express to the bolted anchor above Mesca-Line. One more rap from here to the ground. Or, with a 70m rope you can barely make it back to the base of Zip Code. Watch your ends!


RPs up to a #2 Camalot. It takes good protection.