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East Face Center 

YDS: 5.0 French: 2- Ewbanks: 4 UIAA: I ZA: 6 British: MM 1c

Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 500'
Original:  YDS: 5.0 French: 2- Ewbanks: 4 UIAA: I ZA: 6 British: MM 1c [details]
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Mar 5, 2001

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Final section before mellow class 4 to summit.

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  • Description 

    This 500 foot route starts about 50 feet south of Tiptoe Slab. The route ascends the rib in the center of Front Porch. This would be a good first solo. After about 260 feet, you will meet up with the second pitch of Tiptoe Slab. So, with a 60 meter rope, you may be just short of making the tree belay on the second pitch. Best to do two short pitches and make the 3rd pitch end at the tree belay. There is not a good place to belay right before the tree belay. The last pitch is the same as Tiptoe Slab.

    Descent: Make a one rope rap to the west off a large tree.


    Flatiron rack....

    Photos of East Face Center Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Upper section.
    Upper section.
    Rock Climbing Photo: First section of route.
    First section of route.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Middle section of route.
    Middle section of route.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Base of East Face Center route.
    BETA PHOTO: Base of East Face Center route.

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    By clarkbeau
    From: boulder
    Jul 7, 2014

    Great climb and beautiful setting. Would be a shame not to scramble up Lost Porch as well.
    By Charles Truslow
    From: Boulder,CO
    Jul 12, 2014

    A fun solo. I ended up doing the Southern-most portion of this route, climbing the "arete" next to the gully (on accident). Still mellow 5th class-ish though probably a bit more exposed. Rappelling is not necessary. To downclimb: scramble south over to the summit of the gully, downclimb across a traverse past a tree (still heading south) until eventually you can walk off.

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