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|Type:||Trad, Aid, 1300 ft (394 m), 13 pitches, Grade V|
|FA:||Jim Nieland, FranciscoValenzuela|
|Page Views:||935 total · 18/month|
|Shared By:||Billcoe on Jul 24, 2017|
|Admins:||Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters|
This is a very committing line that took Jim and Francesco 1-1/2 days with a forced bivi as crossing back across the ramp would have been damned difficult. The route is made much less committing by the new "Rapunzel's Back in Rehab" route that cross's it in the middle. Rapunzel has solid new stainless fixed bolts which would make it possible to bail via rappel where the NW Face crosses it. Jim also noted: "It was just a lot of loose rock that you had to dig through before you found usable holds. The diagonal ramp area high on the face had a lot of loose blocks laying about but was easy climbing and quickly passed."
The ledge, in addition to having a band of not as solid of rock and also being less than vertical, catches loose blocks. Based on Jims description, don't get on this if folks are on Rapunzel's Back in Rehab.