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To the right of Wiessner's Rib is a prominant prow. This is Frenchman's Cap. You can either start by climbing Yvette (a classic 5.9+ crack in the slab below the prow) or scramble on the left to a belay below the main buttress.
Follow a broken buttress above, finishing to the right passing several old pitons to the crux overhang at the very top. Often toproped but a well protected lead(edit-well protected if you lead 5.9R).
Include some small wires on your rack.
BETA PHOTO: Frenchman's Cap, Yvette, and Defender from below.
|Comments on Frenchman's Cap
From: The land of steady habits
Dec 31, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a R
I dont remember seeing any pitons while I trembled my way up this route. 5.9R scary, needs a couple of bolts. The crack down at the bottom(Yvette) is sweet and can be done as a short pitch by itself.