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|cragging in leavenworth
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|Author:||Gary Yngve [ Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:31 am ]|
|Post subject:||cragging in leavenworth|
Aaron Zabriskie and I had three great days of cragging in Leavenworth over Memorial weekend.
cragging at the new crag "O-Zone"
The crag features outstanding faceclimbing from friction slabs to thin edges to overhanging bulges, mostly around 5.10-, and the namesake O-Crack, at a stiff 5.8+. For more info, go here:
Mary Jane Dihedral on Snow Creek Wall. Kramar lists it as 5.9+ R, and we'd have to agree. It seems most parties leave the dihedral for good at 2/3 the way up it, getting back into it only for the fun final roof. We stuck in the dihedral for all but twenty feet of wet slabby moss and encountered a crux higher up where the dihedral was but a seam. I encountered about fifteen feet of difficult climbing up reachy small pockets and face holds above a marginal micronut before I could yard on shrubbery to mantle onto a ledge and sink in some good pro.
The lower part of the dihedral, which had some rattly flakes and some loose blocks in the wide crack.
Aaron out on the face, bypassing twenty feet of moss in the dihedral.
Castle Rock classic linkup: Fault, Catapult, Bone, Canary
Following the Bone with a pack SUCKS. I've heard rumors about folks wanting a #4 friend to protect the step across on Canary. The party before us used a #1 Camalot, and we used a yellow alien.
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