||Trad, 2 pitches, 180'
|Original: || YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]|
|FA: ||Back in the day? Mr & Mrs Townsend then a couple weeks later Bill Boyle, Al & Pat Stebbins ERA 8/23/1987|
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|Submitted By: ||petr07 on Jul 22, 2015|
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Topping out pitch two.
This route is on the first (lowest) corner system in Central Gully. A fun route that can be broken up into 2 pitches in a couple of spots. In Handren's book, the pitches are listed as P1: 120 feet, 5.7. P2: 60 feet, 5.8.
P1: 30 feet or so of easy climbing up a grassy crack to a small ledge. Then head up the finger crack that angles slightly right. There are a couple of ledges above to belay from.
P2: From the belay climb up to a hand/fist crack and past a small roof to the top. Route essentially ends when the rock runs out. There was a decent place to sling for an anchor / rappel to the climbers right near the top.
First corner system in Central Gully
Single rack to 3"
pitch 1, with hikers below on Huntington Ravine Tr...
Ledge about 30 feet up P1.
By Ben Townsend
Oct 19, 2016
My wife and I climbed this route a couple weeks before the FA noted above, but I would be really surprised if it hadn't been done earlier.