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Berry Nice 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 5 pitches, 700'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Urioste's, Bill Hotz, Larry DeAngelo
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Submitted By: George Wilson on Sep 22, 2009

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Approaching the summit.

Description 

Pitch 1 - Begin in a crack in the black rock. Climb this for one long or two short pitches up to a good ledge beneath a white slab.

pitch 2 - Climb the face to a belay on the left.

Pitch 3-5. Mostly 4th class to the summit. Walk right to a dead pine tree.

Location 

This route is located on the left side of the Buttress. Look for varnish with two hand cracks. Make a series of rappels to the right of the route off a dead pine tree with two ropes down "Under Raps".

Protection 

Gear to 3" and two ropes for rappel.


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The start of the second pitch.
The start of the second pitch.
Larry on the 2nd pitch
Larry on the 2nd pitch
Berry Nice
BETA PHOTO: Berry Nice
First pitch of Berry Nice.
First pitch of Berry Nice.
On the upper slab pitches of Berry Nice.
On the upper slab pitches of Berry Nice.
Second pitch.
Second pitch.
Looking up at Berry Nice
Looking up at Berry Nice

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By Karl K
From: Phoenix, AZ
May 21, 2011
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Nice route. Easy - but a great choice for a first multipitch or just a fun day out.
The second rap station looked a bit scary. I actually skipped this station by rapping off the end of the ropes (60m) on the first rappel. They ended about 15' above the big ledge & I downclimbed a 5.0 flake - easy & quick, but not really recommended.
By Ken H
From: Bell's Canyon, UT
Dec 9, 2013

The route was fairly nice and straight forward I thought but I took a star off for the garbage descent. This descent fall under the don't do it at night category. Maybe I screwed it up? First you have to climb down off the top of the formation; then head to the right and set the rap off a LONG extension. The second anchor feels like complete junk and then an easy third rap takes you to some down climbing. The down climbing and traversing takes some real time and some is very exposed and cannot always tell which way to go. It would not surprise me if it took us longer to descend than to do the climb. If there was a way to put in some rap stations to take you back down to the left I would then highly recommend this climb.
By Idaho Bob
From: McCall, ID
Apr 20, 2014
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Easy but fun. Allow time for a bit of wandering on the upper slab pitches.