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Pas de Deux
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Routes in South Face - Right Side
|Baby's Butt T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R|
|Climb with no Beginning T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Daley's Direct T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R|
|Diddly T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Faux Pas T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Fitschen's Folly T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Orange Peel T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Pas de Deux T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Pas de Deux, Original Route T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Type:||Trad, 160 ft|
|FA:||Gib Lewis and Tobin Sorenson, May 1974|
|Page Views:||390 total, 5/month|
|Shared By:||Murf on Oct 17, 2011|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionLike many routes on the South Face, Pas De Deux is really only an option when the weather is cooler. The route starts at a large tree at the "outside" corner right of the Innominate.
Climb cracks to a bulge where a curiously hard mantle leads to the first bolt. Step left and up a short ramp to the roof. Pass the roof on large holds moving across the top of the roof before a stop across to the next bolt (protection possible). Continue on the path of least resistance (up and right), being careful not to miss the oddly placed 4th bolt, which is left of the obvious line. At the fifth bolt, you can continue to the last bolt on Pas de Deux, Original Route, which is visible almost directly up, or move left through one more bolt to the end of the pitch. There is an obvious belay crack well below the summit. If one is uncomfortable on 3rd/4th class terrain another easy pitch can be done to the top.
This pitch, graded 5.10b or 5.10b/c in versions of the guidebook is very stiff for that grade. The mantle alone may price it out of that range and there is sustained slab climbing throughout.
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