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Hall Pass 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Austin Archer & Rick Ziegler
New Route: Yes
Season: Winter, Spring, Summer (evenings), and Fall
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Submitted By: rickziegler Ziegler on May 13, 2011

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Scott at the end of the traverse crux on Hall Pass...


This route is an alternative to the 4th pitch of The Three Hour Arete. Climb the first 3 pitches of Three Hour Arete, clip the first bolt of pitch 4, then continue traversing left to an exposed roof. Pull the crux (5.10d) and continue up fun sport granite sport climbing to the anchors of Three Hour Arete.


Approach: Park 0.6 miles past Pratt’s
0.6 miles up the road from Pratt's Crack Gully on Pine Creek Road, to where small a creek crosses road.
Walk on old mining road, to use trail.
Short Class 3 to base of cliff.
10 minutes.


12 Quickdraws.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Scott on Hall Pass, this section is past the crux ...
Scott on Hall Pass, this section is past the crux ...

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By Victor Lawson
From: Bishop, CA
May 14, 2011

In my opinion, the best pitch on the buttress (so far...) The rock might be better on other pitches, but the actual climbing and exposure outmatch everything else on in the 3 Hour Arete family.
By Jason Chinchen
From: Bend, Oregon
Jun 18, 2011

^^What Victor said...^^
By Weston L
From: Summerlin, NV
Oct 28, 2015
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

This thing is awesome! Go do it! Very well protected with amazing movement and position.
By old5ten
From: Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
Jun 24, 2017
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

excellent pitch. rock quality is just fine, position and climbing are wonderful. better than the regular 4th pitch finish (which i gave 4 stars also ;-)

it is possible to do the traverse low (presumably most people climb it that way), but it's also possible to climb the traverse high (ie use the regular hand traverse rail for foot holds). this would be exciting on lead, but is really fun as a second.

unclipping the 3rd bolt after clipping the 4th bolt significantly reduces rope drag...

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