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Dancing Deer Direct 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 800', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: 1984 Dave & Cindy Nettle
Season: Summer/Fall
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Submitted By: Chad Namolik on Apr 10, 2016

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The approach and climb

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from Secor's Peaks Passes & Trails 3rd edition:

"Begin by climbing the gully that is immediately to the right of the prominent north rib of the peak. Go up and right for six pitches of 5.6 and 5.7, reaching the ridge about 100 feet left of the summit block."


After reaching Precipice Lake walk around it on the right and go up onto a hump of granite until you see the prominent north rib.

Descent: walk down class 2 into the Big Arroyo and around to Kaweah Gap.

or... At class 3, it is also possible to top out, head down towards the Big Arroyo and hop over the NE ridge of Eagle Scout and drop back to Precipice Lk. Little bit shorter this way, but involves some route finding.


alpine rack. singles, some doubles. one 60m. approach shoes for descent.

Photos of Dancing Deer Direct Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: the route, from Precipice Lake
the route, from Precipice Lake
Rock Climbing Photo: high up on P4
high up on P4
Rock Climbing Photo: coming up the easy slab on P3
coming up the easy slab on P3
Rock Climbing Photo: Up around P5.
Up around P5.
Rock Climbing Photo: Precipice Lake and the North Face of Eagle Scout P...
Precipice Lake and the North Face of Eagle Scout P...

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By Ryan-G Gittins
From: San Diego
Apr 21, 2016

Anybody climbed this?
By Chad Namolik
From: Three Rivers, CA
Apr 21, 2016

In the last few years, I've spoken with a couple parties that have done it. They all had god things to say. Sounds like the standard, bit of loose rock and dirty cracks because of the light traffic.

edit: climbed it a couple weeks ago. Pretty good route, o.k. rock, lots of cracks and face climbing. great position.

Also the North Face Route 5.7, looks really good!

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