5.10+ YDS 6b+ French 21 Ewbanks VII+ UIAA 20 ZA E3 5b British
Avg: 3.8 from 166 votes
|Type:||Trad, 850 ft (258 m), 7 pitches|
|FA:||Mike Layton, Dan Cappellini & Rolf Larson (2005)|
|Page Views:||24,472 total · 239/month|
|Shared By:||Shaun Johnson on Jan 10, 2015 · Updates|
|Admins:||Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters|
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Acid Baby is one of the finest alpine rock climbs in the Stuart Range. Providing seven pitches of traditionally protected climbing on amazing rock, this is a trip you'll never forget. Not only is Acid Baby one of the only 5.10s in the range, with the exception on its neighbor the Valkyrie; it is quite sustained, with the easiest pitches being 5.9. Add in one of the longest weather windows, and being located in an incredibly scenic part of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness; and what do you get? An unforgettable trip.
P1 (5.9) - Climb cracks to a corner, and belay on a ledge.
P2 (5.10+) - Ascend a steep corner to easier cracks.
P3 (5.9) - Climb the slab upward, than traverse right.
P4 (5.10) - Go up splitter hands to a ridgeline, then traverse left.
P5 (5.10+) - Climb the corner to a roof, then continue the corner.
P6 (5.10-) - Ascend cracks to a belay under the prominent prow.
P7 (5.9) - Follow the ridgeline to a short downclimb.