Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New
Login with Facebook
Main Crag
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
"Exercize Buttress" 
"Steeple" Face 
A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste 
Almost Cut My Hair 
College Rock Chimney Buttress 
College Rock Traverse 
Exersize Left to the Reader 
It's Late September 
Militant Right 
More Money 
My Mind Is A Blank 
Send Money 
Spring Vacation (College Rock Chimney) 
Unsorted Routes:

Almost Cut My Hair 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a [details]
FA: in the dim recesses of the past. Or, the mid 1970s
Page Views: 503
Submitted By: Robbovius on Jul 26, 2007
Good Page? 0 people like this page. Your opinion:   

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (3)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]


Start with a strenuous layback on the large flake and small feet, up to the ledge. (first crux) pass thru the left end of the ledge where the roof and ledge meet (a bit tricky, a sort-of 2nd crux)and then go straight up the blocky face to the top.

There are a couple easier variations to the start.

1. Start under the "Militant Right" corner, climb up to the obvious hand crack. traverse right, back to the ledge on bomber hands and small feet. 5.8

2. Start in the "It's Late September" dihedral on the right. 5.7

3. Start on the arete, just outside the "It's Late September" dihedral. Using small feet and somewhat un-positive hands, dyno/deadpoint to a jug. struggle up to the ledge.


1/3rd of the way down from the north end is a very large, left-slanting ledge under the left end of the prominent roof. The route goes up the flake on the face of the ledge, thru the left end of the "cave" and up the blocky face above.


Use top rope anchors, as usual can be either built from gear, or slung from trees on the ledges at the top of the crag. This route is one of the most leadable, though there really isn't much in the way of gear until you're past the ledge/cave and on the upper face. The upper face goes at about 5.6+.

Comments on Almost Cut My Hair Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -