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Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
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many thin to 3" and a #4 Camalot for the belay at top of pitch 1.
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  Safety Rating G
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This ascends the left side of the buttress. The crux is a step around move on the second pitch. Actually the entire second pitch was the crux for me, starting right off the belay. So the crux move is going right and grabbing a downward pointing flake ABOUT 5-10' BELOW A BUNCH OF FIXED SLINGS AND CRAP (or you will be on a 5.10b). The flake is really nice (6" wide) and you can get your hands behind it. If you place the #1 Camalot just befor doing the move, put a long runner on it to prevent rope drag. Then traverse on TCU's and down to the belay. Go up and right to finish on White Maiden's Walkway. FA by Royal Robbins and TM Herbert in 1959.

Submitted by: addiroids on 2002-03-28
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Route ID: 14986

4 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: snoopy138 on 2008-08-31 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars durp

stout and continuous on p2

Added: 2008-09-24

Flash Flash ascent by: tcantor333 on 2003-08-06 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Not as bad as I always thought it looked, the step around is classic. I just wonder about that variation finish, doesn't look like there is a whole lot of gear in that roof.

Added: 2003-08-06

Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: addiroids on 2001-08-11 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

I had to hang on a #1 camalot before the crux because I was tired from the preceeding half of a pitch.

Witnessed by: Jon
Added: 2001-08-11

Onsight Onsight ascent by: jv on 1973-05-09 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

The second pitch is really good. Continuous and improbable. And even though the difficulties end well below the summit, it's worth repeating.

Witnessed by: Mark Thorpe
Added: 1973-05-09