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A super safe belay on "Great Pumpkin".
Photo by Bl...
This excellent route is to the right of "Roseanne". The climbing is mostly easy with some exciting run-outs and routefinding.
Climb easy face to a ledge (5.4).
Climb up past a short left facing corner, then past a bolt, then up and right to a belay (5.8).
Climb up to a 5.8 lieback, which leads to a belay.
A left facing corner leads to another ledge (5.7).
From the right end of the ledge, climb 5.8 to a left facing corner, which leads to a belay with two bolts.
A 5.8 pitch leads past two bolts to a belay from three bolts.
Another 5.8 pitch leads past one bolt to the walk off.
Photo by Blitzo.
Great Pumpkin, upper pitch
pitch 2, I think
|Comments on Great Pumpkin
From: Oakland, Ca
Aug 19, 2009
Link it up in 4 pitches w/ a 60m.
|By trying hard|
From: East side Sierra
Jul 18, 2012
rating: 5.8 R
How this route is rated so high baffles me. Supertopo guidebook talks about climbing immaculate perfect granite and so on regarding Great Pumpkin. This route offers far from that, highlighting a massive hollow flake that should not be protected with pro due to the unpredictability that it would blow off the wall, changing rock quality top to bottom and and extreme run outs. I would gladly walk off fairview for any other climb.