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YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b PG13

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b PG13 [details]
FA: Jim Adair 70's
Season: all year round
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Submitted By: jackkelly00 on Feb 6, 2011

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Alan checking out the second crux.


Awesome route. Can be seen from the trail walking up to the chin area. It is the one clean line that splits the cliff. 2 distinct mid/hard 10 cruxes. Climbing involves finger crack, flaring chimney, and exposed arete climbing...Classic route!


start by rapping in from the top or you can approach from the bottom


Gear is PG/R. No fixed protection or anchors at top. If toproped, sling the bush and put in a couple of pieces.

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By scott rourke
Dec 21, 2012

This is a sweet pitch!
By scott rourke
Dec 21, 2012

First ascent by Adair?
By CTdave
From: Victor, Id.
Sep 4, 2013

In the Fasulo guidebook Jim Adair is credited as doing the FA in the 70's. No specific date
By wivanoff
From: Northeast, USA
Mar 10, 2015

Pretty sure this route was named Rhadamanthus, not Rhodamanthus. Rhadamanthus was one of the judges of the dead in Greek mythology.

At least that's what Jim Adair told me.
By Morgan Patterson
From: CT
Mar 11, 2015

Updated Name.
By czd
Jun 5, 2015

Does anyone know anything about the line in between Rhadamanthus and Rhadamanthus Corner? It is about 15 feet to the left of Rhadamanthus. Its a slightly overhanging broken crack system that seems like it should take some gear. I have not seen it in any topos as a lead or a top rope but it strikes me as an obvious line.
By David Fasulo
Nov 19, 2016

The route was first ascended by Sam Streibert on aid in 1966. He called the route Vineland (probably after the PI vines in the area and at times in the crack). I have a picture kicking around of his partner ascending the fixed line during the first ascent.

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