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New route at Humphrey's
« on: July 27, 2003, 08:29:08 PM »
Dani Gelinas (Outrigue Guide Service) and I put up a new route about 2 weeks ago. I'd spotted this dirty crack a couple of weeks before and so we connected it with a nice finger crack that I've done several times as an alternate start to Sticky Wicket. it was interesting 'cause when we started cleaning the lower crack it turned out that it totally split the buttress and actually was a giant piect that was separated from the main block. I think that it's about 5.9 but would like another opinion.

I've added it into the Routes section...

Friday's Crack: 5.9+
Start at an overhang, behind a tree, about 20' left of Castaways and just left of the easy broken corner where you start Sticky Wicket.

Climb up into the overhang and go up the expanding finger crack (5.9+) to a ledge. You can make this go at about 5.8 if you reach left to a sidepull and step up onto the block on the left, 5.9+ if ?you go straight up. Walk directly back to the broken right-facing corner and climb about 20' to a stance. Step right onto the face and climb the beautiful finger crack (5.7) to the Robinson Crusoe/Castaways ledge.

80', 5.9+, standard modern rack

FA: Al Hospers, Dani Gelinas - 7/17/2003
« Last Edit: July 28, 2003, 09:07:19 PM by admin »
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