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Right Unconquerable, missing the top out
Like its neighbor to the left, Right Unconquerable is one of grit's all-time classic routes. Since its bold first ascent by the legendary Joe Brown 60 years ago, it has seen thousands of ascents, perhaps some of the most of any climb on grit. As a result, it is getting rather polished, but this fact doesn't stop it from being anything short of excellent.
Start in the layback finger crack below Left Unconquerable. Just above the break at 10 feet, move right into the enormous flake. Fighting the pump, move quickly right around the undercling 'nose' which is the crux. Bound up the upper flake to a holdless, grovelling topout- the highlight of the route for many.
Right end of the Plantation, before the edge starts to break down. Right side of steep, prominent buttress. Walk off left.
Several large pieces up to 3-3.5 camalot. Wires at the top protect the mantle. Watch rope drag around the nose of the flake.
Right Unconquerable. Guess which flake it is.
By Euan Cameron
From: Mammoth Lakes
Aug 3, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Classic climb, with the perfect finish.