|East Gate Buttress
El Pipe Dream
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Start below the layback flake. Pull through some easy moves and into the lie back. One bolt protects the fragile flake. Then head right along a seam, past a fixed pin. Finish on El Chollo.
Just right of El Guapo, second tier of the Gate Buttress.
Standard rack. One 70m.
|Comments on El Pipe Dream
Jan 31, 2013
I've been looking at this line for years, imagining that it would go with natural gear and clean all the way through. So psyched it takes mostly natural gear and tons of it. The bottom crack is super fun - especially as it arcs delicately to the left and then cuts back right on jugs and nobs. The physicality of the .11 lower crux was far easier for me than the .10 finger crack of El Chollo. Many thanks to Drew for patiently awaiting me to figure out the easy part.
|By Tyler King|
From: Salt Lake, UT
Jun 13, 2013
This is THE way to get to the El Chollo finger crack. Makes for more sustained and varied climbing. Gotta go back and send!
Great find! Amazing that a line like this was sitting there unclimbed until 2012...