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Routes in Elephant's Head

Middle Variant T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Top Rope Routes on "North"/"West" Face T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Trunk - Right Variant, The T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Trunk, The T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
left variant T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 315 total · 8/month
Shared By: Robert Hall on Jun 11, 2015
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Description

Actually a completely independent line from "the Trunk" as listed here. [NOTE: it is possible that this line is the line of "the Trunk" in other guidebook(s), while the line listed herein as "the Trunk" is listed elsewhere as "The Eye". Who cares!? The climbing is sweet regardless of the name!]

START: On the blocky steps to the Right of the tree 10 ft up.

Scramble up to the tree, step left of it and directly up to a "white" face (old piton). Directly up this, then easy cracks above, moving right(1) on a ledge to a thin-ish-crack; up this ["crux" (1) 5.5, maybe 5.6-] and the final, short, right-facing corner (2) / crack. 100 ft 5.4 - 5.6 Gear Belay: Medium Cams or Nuts

(1) Slightly easier is to continue straight up, then traverse right to just below the final corner.

(2) The photo in "the Trunk" is of Jim Mirabella and a nut in this final "corner / crack". From how the rope runs, the leader took the easier route to the final corner, as the top of the "thin-ish" crack can be seen in a line directly below the carribiner on the end of the sling .

Protection

Usual Gear.

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