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East Face 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 230'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c PG13 [details]
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Submitted By: Mark Roth on May 27, 2012

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  • Description 

    This route is for those who like walking more than climbing. If you are planning a trip up the left side of Seal Rock and are an aficionado of obscure Flatirons, this might be worth a quick detour. The crux is near the bottom, nothing too hard, but the lack of traffic keeps it dirty and covered in pine needles. Once you reach the left-facing flake, there is plenty of gear if you want it. Higher on the face the easiest path is through a section of dark brown rock that is pretty loose and flakey. You can avoid it by staying left. With a 70m rope, you can easily make the top in one pitch. If not, there are a few good spots to belay from....

    Location 

    Start on the lowest point of the East Face.

    There are a couple of ways off the top:

    1) Down-climb through a slot to the west. This is easier if you are tall. Harder than the route if short, but still doable.... It seems like there would be a nasty tumble if you blow it, but it's easier than it looks.

    2) Down-climb a little ways down the east ridge until you can reach a ledge system that heads SW back into the hillside. (Roach and Rossiter both mention this way.) It looked easy, but we already went down the slot....

    Protection 

    A few cams and nuts, or just solo.


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    Rock Climbing Photo: Once you reach this flake, the rest of the route i...
    Once you reach this flake, the rest of the route i...
    Rock Climbing Photo: The last easy section to the top....  Great views ...
    The last easy section to the top.... Great views ...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Starting up the East Face.
    Starting up the East Face.

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