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Beggar's Banquet 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 5 pitches, 755'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Chuck Lipinski, J.Mw.
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Submitted By: JMayhew on Sep 23, 2008

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The first pitch.

Access is via PRIVATE land and may be CLOSED! MORE INFO >>>


1. Diagonal right past 4 bolts, then up and slightly left, passing original 2-bolt belay to a small ledge with 2-bolts. (5.9 , 160’)

2. Easy climbing wanders basically straight up past a bolt then a ¼” rivet to a large rock on a ledge and 3 bolts. (165’)

3. A hidden stopper placement protects the first bulge move to easier climbing. Up past a bolt to the huge ledge and a 2-bolt belay about 30’ left of main corner. (5.6+, 160’)

4. Walk right a bit until you can access a diagonalling series of scoops that lead up right past 2 bolts to a crack. Up crack then diagonal left to a 2-bolt belay. (5.7, 135')

5. Up and right along ledge systems to a small bulge with pro, about 20’ left of the corner. Turn bulge and climb up steep rock past bolt to another large ledge with 2-bolt belay. (5.8, 140’)

4th or easy 5th class to summit. Rap the route.


On the far right side of Table Dome is a huge left-facing corner about 2/3 of the way up the rock that is the end of “First Come , First Served.” “Beggar’s” last 2 pitches finish up about 30’ to the left. Start right out of the streambed on a section of smoothe gray rock about 100’ before the right side of the dome.

Rap the route with double-ropes.


Minimal "backcountry rack"

Photos of Beggar's Banquet Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Joe at the crux of p.5
BETA PHOTO: Joe at the crux of p.5
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting the raps, late afternoon.
Starting the raps, late afternoon.
Rock Climbing Photo: Lee leading p. 4
BETA PHOTO: Lee leading p. 4
Rock Climbing Photo: Lee following p. 3
BETA PHOTO: Lee following p. 3
Rock Climbing Photo: Last bit to the top!
Last bit to the top!
Rock Climbing Photo: Very nice slippery slab on pitch 1
Very nice slippery slab on pitch 1
Rock Climbing Photo: From this view, "Beggar's" basically fol...
From this view, "Beggar's" basically fol...

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By dale polen
From: arivaca, az
Jan 11, 2012

I have done this route a couple of times. I find it to be great rock with great moderate climbing. Not for the meek of heart. I highly recommend this to anyone. Great job guys on putting it up for us.

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