Type: Trad, 325 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: Mark Sonnenfeld & Steve Hong
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Shared By: t.schwartz on Jun 20, 2011
Admins: Peter Gram, Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg

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Access Issue: June Voluntary Climbing Closure and Seasonal Raptor Closure Details

Description

Deli is three pitches on great rock with great protection, but what else would you expect being on the West Face. The first pitch is 5.10 with a balancy crux coming about mid way up (120 ft). The second pitch is an enduro finger crack with no real crux, no real rest, and is a left foot killer (115 ft). The third pitch continues up a finger crack for about 30 ft until it dies, a couple of face moves bring you to a finger crack with jugs on the right face, great stances and great protection, place a piece and move to the face on good crimps for the last ten feet or so (90 ft). Hanging belays.

Location

Rappel Route

Protection

Great protection the whole way, a couple hand size pieces are good for the bottom, .4s and orange master cams are handy for the second and third pitch, as many number 5 thru 9 stoppers as you can carry, bolts at each anchor.

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Sean Nelb
Indian Creek
 
Sean Nelb   Indian Creek
 
Deli Express is an excellent route that sees little traffic. One 70 m rope will get you down from the last pitch with just three rappels and a little 3rd class down-climbing at the bottom of the first pitch. Jul 23, 2011
Ben Venter
Tucson, AZ
  5.11c
Ben Venter   Tucson, AZ
  5.11c
peicker
Lander, WY
  5.11c
peicker   Lander, WY
  5.11c
Climbed this route yesterday with Ben (who posted photo above). Pitch one was fun and had a delicate, balancey move getting to the anchor. Pitch two had amazing finger locks. I found it to be really sustained. Pitch three was overall far less sustained, but with a difficult, punchy little crux coming not far off the anchor.

Gear is great everywhere you want it. Overall a pretty spectacular climb. Jul 4, 2016
Jordan Collins 1
Bishop, CA
Jordan Collins 1   Bishop, CA
Anchors on pitch one were replaced 10/2/2016 By Frank Sanders, Gabe Skiera, And Juliana Byrd. Oct 5, 2016
Lucas Barth
Yosemite, CA
  5.11d
Lucas Barth   Yosemite, CA
  5.11d
2nd and 3rd pitch anchors replaced by Joel McKillop and Lee Terveen on 10/22/16. 3rd pitch is worth doing as well. Not nearly as sustained as p2, but one or two moves that are harder. Protects well. Oct 24, 2016