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Bunker-Williams Route S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
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Type: Sport, Alpine, 500 ft, 5 pitches
FA: Todd Leeds, Andy Agardy
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Shared By: oldfattradguuy kk on Jul 9, 2012
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

The top of the route is marked with a sling around a large pine tree, this is the uppermost anchor. Rappel the route. 5 rappels approximately 100' each lead to the base. We did the raps/route with a 70m rope, but a 60-meter rope should work

Any two pitches can be combined. We combined 1 & 2 and 3 & 4.

The route was named in honor of Raymond Bunker and Steve Williams.

Location

The route climbs the left-hand side of the uppermost slab.

The walk out from the base of the route past the bottom of the Raymond Glade is not recommended.

Protection

All pitches have double bolt anchors and 2 protection bolts except for the 2nd which has 3. The route may feel run out for a 5.5 leader.
One of the bolts on top of the 4th pitch is a spinner.

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oldfattradguuy kk  
  5.5
Note: the sling and rap ring marking the top of the route is missing. Bring a long sling. I did have one to replace it today.

Not sure how it disappeared. Jun 23, 2013
JBONE
 
JBONE  
 
-60m works. Link pitches 2&3 (best pitches) and 4&5 because the belays have ledges for standing. Pitch 5 belay is not comfy.
-Get to summit Raymond + 500 ft of cool limestone slab climbing.
-Bring webbing for tree on top to start the rap (still missing) Aug 28, 2013
Nate Dog
  5.6
Nate Dog  
  5.6
Buddy and I Free solo'd it - thinking it was similar to slabbin Mt. Olympus west slabs, or maybe the Millstone Slab. It was not. For reference, it was quite a bit steeper than either of those, and significantly more draining. There are very few places to take a rest. Would not recommend a free solo. If you have the need to free solo it, bring your harness and a PAS just in case you need a break (the bolts are pretty far from each other). It's rough on the calves.

A lot of plants are growing in the cracks of the climb. Half of them will leave thorns in your hand. Stay to the left for the best route.

Be prepared for a lot of crimps, single finger pockets, slopers, smearin', small foot holds, and a few gastons.

From the Top we just hiked up to the top of Raymond and followed the trail down. Oct 1, 2018

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