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Tree Route 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 165'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: J. Thornton on Nov 4, 2012

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  • Description 

    Tree Route goes up the gulley right of Nike Route. First 5.5 pitch ends at a tree a little less than half way up the route. Second 5.5 pitch ends at a 2-bolt anchor. A good route for new leaders.

    Rappel the route with two ropes, or possibly do a 3rd class walk off. It is also possible to scramble/climb (exposed) left then down to the anchor for Nike route to rappel.

    Location 

    Route farthest right on Elk Slabs, other than the 5.5X solo route called 'Right Face'. Tree Route goes up the gulley right of Nike Route.

    Protection 

    Assortment of trad gear. Camalot #4 and smaller.


    Photos of Tree Route Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Climber at first pitch's 5.5 section.
    Climber at first pitch's 5.5 section.
    Rock Climbing Photo: 5.5 crux on second pitch.
    5.5 crux on second pitch.
    Rock Climbing Photo: From 20' below the base of Tree Route.  5.5 sectio...
    From 20' below the base of Tree Route. 5.5 sectio...

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    By Chris Walden
    From: Soldotna, Alaska
    Oct 12, 2015
    rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

    This was actually a fun little route. I know many people do Great Expectations for beginning lead practice but IMHO this is slightly easier, the moves and gear placements are more varied and you can legit two pitch this route.
    By Michael A Parker
    From: Tulsa, OK
    May 22, 2017
    rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

    It is possible to do this in 1 pitch with a 70m rope but I only had about 5-10 ft left when I got to the anchors. You can then do 2 rappels to get back down.

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