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Routes in Sesame Street

Bert's Whitewash S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
C is for Climb S,TR 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Count Becomes Difficult, The S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Don't Cry Big Bird S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ernie Steps Out S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Grover Explains Near and Far S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Oscar Finds Treasure S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Snuffleupagus S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Type: Sport, 85 ft
FA: Tom Beck
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Shared By: Thomas Beck on Sep 24, 2012
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Mount Charleston Wilderness Area Details

Description

Start over raspberry bushes and a thin moves allows you to clip the first bolt. Sustained up and right then up and left following the bolts. Touching the crack to the right makes it easier (at a lower grade) but then you face a difficult transition to move left and over the bulge. Continue up the friction face to chain anchors. You can top rope this by scrambling climbers left up some easy 3rd class. If you do use long slings in setting the anchor to avoid rope drag

Location

Left-most route at Sesame Street

Protection

draws and good line for leader breaking into 5.8+ sport grade as it requires good foot technique and is committing but well protected.

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Becoming a bit polished - feels like a 5.9. Climb bolts and stay true to the route. Jun 12, 2015
Thomas Beck
Las Vegas, Nevada
 
Thomas Beck   Las Vegas, Nevada
 
The climb "Grover's Book" originally followed the corner thin crack but people came to Sesame Street and brought no cams or small nuts. The climb was "re-crafted" into "The Count Becomes Difficult" at 5.8+. The "Count" is essentially an eliminate problem; if you get in the corner crack it is easier for a while but not the route.

The Count is a good line for an aspiring 5.8 leader as it is well protected. Chain anchors and about 75 ft. FFA: Tom Beck.

Grover's Book is now seldom climbed and though the gear is a little technical, the crux is down low at the first 2 bolts of the Count.

This route you can easily rig from the top of the cliff with long slings for a top rope. Sep 24, 2012