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Routes in The Seldom Seen Wall

Jack Mormon T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Outta Sight T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Peekaboo Dihedral T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Reclusive Buttress, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Route that Kor Forgot, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Type: Trad, Alpine, 900 ft, 6 pitches, Grade III
FA: Maybe D. Haller and B. Collett, July 2013
Page Views: 108 total, 2/month
Shared By: Ben Collett on Jul 4, 2013
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is a fun route on good rock that with some nice exposure and a cool dihedral that composes the bulk of the route.

1) Follow nebulous ground for about 180 feet to a nice, grassy ledge, 5.6.

2) Climb a faint pillar feature to its top, and climb straight up to another nice ledge after 150 feet or so, 5.7.

3) Climb up from the ledge about 30 feet or so until below a steep wall with a couple of parallel, shallow dihedrals. Find some gear, and traverse left about 15 feet to a horizontal handcrack, place some gear and climb straight up to the bottom of a ramp. Follow the ramp up and right to the bottom of the prominent dihedral. Follow that until a nice ledge presents itself, 5.9 R, 150 feet.

4) Follow the dihedral for 190 feet with a difficult move at the end and belay below a wide crack and a series of handcrack roofs, 5.9.

5) Climb the wide crack and the two following roof cracks and a wee chimney to a belay above the chimney, below a left-facing dihedral and steep face, 5.9, 120 feet.

6) Get established on the face, place some gear, and traverse straight left until you are directly below the left side of the roof formed by the dihedral. Climb into the dihedral above you to the top of the wall, 5.10-, 70 feet.

Location

This is located on the right side of the second buttress of the Seldom Seen Wall. On the approach, look for the really prominent dihedral on the upper half of the right side of the second buttress. You can't really see the dihedral from the base of the route. Start below the left side of a large ledge that is about a pitch up.

Protection

Standard rack with small cams for the last pitch and perhaps some large cams for the fifth pitch.

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doug haller
Boulder, Colorado
doug haller   Boulder, Colorado
Nice line. Rock solid but with blocks on ledges.
Don't try to run the last two pitches together. First, you'll get rope drag, and second, the nearest solid rock at the summit is 30 feet from the lip. Jul 8, 2013