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Pony Express T 
Ridin' Shotgun T 
Shotgun Wedding T 
Watering Hole T 

Hitchin' Post 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Chris Miller, December 1998
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Submitted By: C Miller on Feb 21, 2015

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The route

Description 

This fun route climbs a groove/chimney to a small overhang then cuts left and finishes up a somewhat loose plated face to the top of the wall.

Location 

Between Shotgun Wedding and The Onion.

Protection 

Gear to 3.5"


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By Howard
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Nov 28, 2016

Based on pics and beta for adjacent routes, I'm fairly sure I did the route described. (See my contributed pic.) Maybe Chris Miller can confirm or disconfirm?
By Howard
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Dec 1, 2016

To protect the starting sequence up the left side of the chimney, it's natural to take the right-facing corner fist and wider crack just left of my contributed pic's view. Traversing back right after that presents by far the psychological crux sequence. Plenty of loose or flexing flakes on this one. (I knew this from topping out the formation after completing Pony Express nearby.) Be good with finding the best pro that is sometimes tricky and potentially in marginal rock. Almost like an FA or an alpine climb.
Not for the 5.6 leader. Strangely satisfying.
By Howard
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Dec 1, 2016

Pro: lots of passive, including tricams. Recommended to 3+". Plated section near top of route is not run-out and is reasonably protected with passive gear.

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