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Sesame Street 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 25'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Mr. Stickleback on Mar 3, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Sesame Street, as seen from the bolted belay. Som...


Start with the off-width pitch of Hanging Gardens bypassing the maple tree belay veering right to the bolted belay in a corner and nice ledge. Climb the zig zag crack on jugs and good jams for a brief fury of moves to another bolted belay about 20 feet higher. Single 60m rope gets you to the ground.


Hanging Gardens wall


Cams between 1 to 3 inches

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By T Banch
From: Aspen, CO
Oct 11, 2016

Got shut down at the belay ledge today because the crack was swarming with wasps. We didn't bother them and they didn't bother us but we didn't want to risk it.
By BenCooper
Apr 17, 2010

This is a great, but very short, route. As the info says, approach via Hanging Gardens 1st pitch, continuing into the 2nd pitch of H.G. right and up. A 2-piton anchor (no slings, old pins) will be visible as you climb up. From here, Sesame Street is clearly visible. I'd recommend pitching it out into 2 pitches, as opposed to 1 long pitch (doable, but bring plenty of runners). Wish it were longer.

Gear: In addition to cams 1-3", a few small to medium stoppers were pretty nice to have on the H.G. pitch.
By hemp22 Hemphill
Apr 19, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

You can do this in a single pitch from the ground if you do the more direct approach and climb B.F.D instead of Hanging Gardens. (a couple runners between the pitons & the bottom of the crack will help with drag - and don't clip the bolt anchors). A 70M rope is recommended for linking it up this way.

It's funny how the beta picture makes it look almost slabby.
By Daniel Bookless
From: Portland, OR
Jul 21, 2016
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

The crux requires some SOLID climbing technique. Climbed many a 5.10 that came easier.