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[TR] blockhouse west face - previously unreported from 2004 6/28/2009

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Trip: blockhouse west face - previously unreported from 2004


Date: 6/28/2009


Trip Report:

dan cappellini, kevin newell and i climbed this in 2004. kevin posted a couple photos around that time but no route description. dan and i were back inadvertently weaseling away in the area yesterday and were thinking about that more successful outing. at the risk of engendering even more contempt from the angry midget, i'll throw this info into the blahg mire 'cause, well, it's a good route.


route starts at the lowest corner of the west face a short ways up the gully between the blockhouse and monkey's head.

1. 5.10 obvious right facing corner

2. 5.10 large flare/ow to ledge

3. 5.9 left facing corner and face cracks

4. 5.9/10 finger and hand cracks

5. more 5.9ish climbing to the north ridge and around some towers to the summit blocks.


pics of pitches 2 & 3 are here:




approach via hook creek and over the ridge north of the blockhouse. rap cotman's east face route. pro to 5".

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A write up means nothing with out a picture and a red line drawn in.


Rat, if you ever want to go climbing we should do something, I can't find people that like to hike to crappy climbs anymore.

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lets not insult warren hardings legacy: the ow is 5.9 they simply require proper technique. and the tower is the rhomboid. i agree, fabulous route. on par with dead baby goat, black pyramid, north face.

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