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The route climbs the southeast buttress of Tehipite Dome. The lower half of the route features stellar crack climbing, while the upper half features mixed crack and face climbing. The route was established in honor of our friends Gil Weiss and Ben Horne, who died in July 2012 after establishing a new route on Paclaraju Oeste, Peru. !Vamos El Cumbre!
P1: fingers and hands (40m, 5.10)
P2: "Gil Weiss Memorial Offwidth". Hands to squeeze to stacks, ends on a stance (62m, 5.10+)
P3: Step right and climb the left facing corner to a stance belay(30m, 5.10+)
P4: Continue up the corner. Where it gets thin, step left to a horizontal and then back right. (30m, 5.11)
P5: Lower angle hands leads to the "Ledge of Repair" (60m, 5.8).
P6: Follow cracks up the prow, then traverse left past 2 bolts (50m, 5.11) and then continue up to the belay right of a large block
P7: Tunnel behind the block, clip a bolt, then face climb until a face crux (bolt) near the anchor (50m, 5.10+)
P8: Honey Badger Traverse. Climb flakes to a 3 bolt leftwards rising traverse , then move left and up to the belay (50m, 5.10+).
P9: Continue up the right facing corner and over a small roof (40m, 5.7)
P10: Face climb past 2 bolts to a belay (30m, 5.8)
P11: Climb the arch and exit at it's apex (50m, 5.9) then up a slab to the top.
Start by approaching Tehipite Dome (~14 miles). We found a nice campsite right next to the backside of the dome, with water about 10 minutes away.
From the summit of the dome, scramble a short ways south down a gully and then walk across a short ramp to rap anchors. 11 double rope rappels take you to the base of the route.
Standard rack, extra wide (#4-#5) for the Gil Weiss Memorial Offwidth pitch if desired.
Pitch 2, "Gil Weiss Memorial Offwidth"
Brad Wilson on pitch 7, "Honey Badger Traverse".
Overview of route.
Scotty on the "Ledge of Repair"
Scotty taking off on the off-width pitch!
BETA PHOTO: Astro-Gil topo page 1
BETA PHOTO: Astro-Gil photo page 2
|By J. Albers|
Nov 9, 2012
Wow, looks fantastic. Thanks for posting this.
From: Sacramento, CA
Nov 10, 2012
Nice work, guys. Looks stunning.
Sep 5, 2013
Could you hook me up with a better rack description. Exactly how many peices of the wide stuff do we need? Thanks
|By Scotty Nelson|
Sep 13, 2013
We brought a lot of gear so I don't want to scare people off. But I would say 2 #4, 3 #5 and 1 #6. You can trim it down more if you are comfortable on stacks and bumping pieces. When it gets too wide for gear the end of that pitch there are bolts.
For the other pitches I'd recommend 3x TCus and 2x camalots #.5-#3.
Sep 13, 2013
Thanks for the beta, I cant wait to get on it. This route looks phenomenal. And thanks for putting all the work into it and doing it right.
Wasnt able to do it this fall and wont have anytime before the snow flys, I need a partner for next spring or early summer, if interested get ahold of me. Im up for splitting the cost on a mule too.