Avg: 2.8 from 11 votes
Routes in Sand Dunes
|Clairvoyance S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Fragments of Floyd S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Gratitude S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Jimmy Durante S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R|
|Kibosch Buttress T,S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Leopard Skin T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Leopard's Tail T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13|
|Little Miss Demeanor S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Mack's Rush T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R|
|Stepping Out T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Stranger Than Friction S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Thousand Pints of Lite S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Twist and Shout S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|What's New Pussycat? S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Will's Rush T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Type:||Trad, Sport, 160 ft, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||2,637 total, 27/month|
|Shared By:||triznuty on Nov 30, 2009|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionThe route was originally done in 4 pitches, but most pitches are short. It was very enjoyable to combined pitches 2, 3, and 4 together making this a great 2 pitcher. This is what I'm basing my description on. Once you step out on to the arete of the 2nd pitch the exposure is on! Hence the name I believe..
Pitch 1: Thin crack with a cruxy bulge to get passed. Protects well with small to medium gear. Also has 1 DP for the start.
Pitch 2: Step out onto the arete and follow the drilled pitons. I don't remember how many I clipped combining the pitches, but I'd say 8+ DP's. Quality slab climbing! Look down every once in a while to take in the views..
Rap off the South side of the ledge down in the chimney. 2 raps get you back down.