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Bad Daddy 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 425'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Herm, Milo Cagle GU
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Submitted By: Bruce Willey on Jul 2, 2009

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Nice view near the road

Description 

Pitch 1 is sort of awkward. The crack is good, the feet not so much. Start up a nice crack and roof then traverse up and right, reaching three bolts before the belay.

Pitch 2 needs no explanation other than a splitter handcrack to committing roof.

Pitch 3: stiff fingers off the belay to a nice, perfect layback on a thin rail. ends on a nice summit with great views of the OV and Whites.

Location 

There's a rap station below to the right (climber's right) that is for a new route. Better this way as ropes can get snagged on the way down the regular route. Bring a 70m!

Protection 

Gear to 3 1/2. Three quick draws for the bolts.


Photos of Bad Daddy Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down from the top of the buttress
Looking down from the top of the buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: Great view on the way out
Great view on the way out
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down from second pitch anchor
Looking down from second pitch anchor
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up the 3rd pitch.
Looking up the 3rd pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up 2nd pitch.
Looking up 2nd pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rappelling from the top of Bad Daddy
Rappelling from the top of Bad Daddy
Rock Climbing Photo: Bad Daddy is the prominent crack system in the cen...
BETA PHOTO: Bad Daddy is the prominent crack system in the cen...

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By Austin Archer
From: Bishop, Ca.
Feb 14, 2013

Great route with some really nice cracks! Some awkward moves getting to first anchor, nice jamming to super fun roof on the second, Little slippery at the start of the third pitch, with some nice thin fingers. There was a defined little scratch trail from the parking up to the base, but im curious if its covered up some. Nice views of the valley and there are some other obvious lines that have been done and are worth checking out.
By Rico Tan
From: Las Vegas, Nevada
Jul 6, 2017
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Really great route, just needs more traffic to make the route less mossy , especially the insecure feet on the first and third pitch, I had to smear on loose dry moss . Also the approach trail is pretty covered by grass but thanks to the cairns, we were able to somehow follow it . We did the route on July 4th , got to the start of the route around noon when the whole route was in the sun despite the "north facing" description in the guidebook. By the time we were hiking out 3 hours later , most of the upper pitches were still in the sun .

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