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Climbing Area Index / Humphrey's Ledge / Wiessner Route (5.8 R)
Wiessner Route
Photo by Al Hospers
Directions:  Look for the prominent chimney bisecting the middle of the cliff.
Description: A narrow chimney first climbed by the legendary Fritz Wiessner in 1933. An impressive lead at any time.
    Pitch 1: Climb the crack on the right wall to a niche stance. 5.8

    Pitch 2: Get into the chimney and work your way up to a ledge with a piton belay. 5.8R

    Pitch 3: Hard moves get you into the upper chimney. The final moves to the top of the cliff are fairly easy. 5.8R

Gear: standard rack plus big gear
Descent: rap the route
History:  1933 - Fritz Wiessner, Robert Underhill

 

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