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Routes in La Placa Roja
|Ruta Normal T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c R|
|Type:||Trad, 800 ft, 8 pitches|
|Page Views:||690 total, 15/month|
|Shared By:||russellHOBART on Feb 11, 2014|
DescriptionFollow the arete up the line of least resistance. More description to follow
Pitch 1- 5.5 Scramble up left side of arete to anchor 100'.
Pitch 2- 5.6 Take the crack on the left up and through some broken rock to a large terrace 100'.
Pitch 3- 5.7 Follow the good holds on the right or the more vertical climbing on the left 100'.
Pitch 4- 5.8 Go up the right hand side 100'
Pitch 5- 5.7 Take the middle crack then traverse left at the horizontal and continue up 100'
Pitch 6- 5.8 Climb around the gendarme to the left and head up 100'
Pitch 7- 5.8 Run it out to the right or climb the more difficult/ protectable left variation 100'.
Pitch 8- Pick your poison with the run out last pitch (good pin on the right variation)100'.
Descent- Rappel off west facing side with two ropes (knots in the bottom) on first rappel 200' and one rope on the second 100'.
Warning! -At the base of this route a memorial for some kid who died as a result of rock fall. There is TONS of loose rock on ledges and rappelling and climbing can be quite treacherous.
Final rappel should not be done where you climbed but on the plumb line off to climbers left. On all rappels take advantage of the overhangs so that your partner doesn't rain rocks down on you