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derekpearson

[TR] Index - Solitude 7/24/2011

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Trip: Index - Solitude

 

Date: 7/24/2011

 

Trip Report:

After cleaning cracks in 2009 I returned this year and did some more work and decided it was time to climb it

 

 

 

Gear Notes:

gear to 4" (4" on P1 and near the end of P5)

I used camalots

single 2,3,4

double from 00 to 1

double set of nuts were usful 1/8 to 3/4

the doubles are mainly for P5 its about 130'

P2 and P3 take single rack to #3 with nuts being useful

rappel the route with two ropes

chain belays

at the top look for chain around tree, chain belay at the lip of the wall is troublesome to lower from.

 

Approach Notes:

The approach is the same for private idaho take a left where the trail forks for private idaho and follow the creek bed and take the next right where the trail has washed out soon you will see a big roof above scramble up and right and you will see P1 obvious crack with chain belay.

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Thanks, I added some close up pictures of some of the crux sections. It's a fun climb, P5 especialy. I'm currently working on two more five picth climbs in the same area but I don't get to go out as much as I would like so progress is slow. Some work I do is at night with short days now.

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