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Cling On 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Jeff Thomas, Doug Phillips, Greg Phillips, 1974
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Submitted By: JohnK on Sep 26, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: 1st pitch of Cling On

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Description 

Cling On is a three pitch route but most parties only climb the first pitch (5.8). The crux of the first pitch is making the first few moves to the obvious handholds in the huecos. Pitch two climbs up (5.9) and then out right on a traverse (5.5)to the first belay of The Snake. Pitch three (5.9) ascends the upper pitch of The Snake.

Location 

The left-facing book about 70 feet north of Snake Rock in an alcove.

Protection 

Gear to 4 inches if climbing entire route. Gear to 2 inches if only climbing first pitch.


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By rpc
Sep 27, 2007

"Pitch two climbs up (5.9) "

you might want to mention that there's a choice of 3 cracks (shitty wide one, good wide one, and good tight hands one) up there & all involve tiptoeing around a teetering block.
By berl
From: Seattle
Oct 30, 2009

not sure what you would do with only 2" gear once you get to the pockety stuff... you either have to get (larger) gear in behind the flake or run it out to the bolted anchor on top of the ledge.