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South Side, Big Enchilada
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L to R R to L Alpha
Boba Fett TR 
Chimney T,TR 
Dihedral T,TR 
Fourth Sister T,TR 
Headjam T,TR 
HuiHui's Revenge TR 
Offwidth/chimney T 
Petroglyphs T,TR 
Route 11 T,TR 
Route 12 T,TR 
Route 13 T,TR 
Route 14 T,TR 
Route 15 T,TR 
Route 16 TR 
Route 17 T,TR 
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Route 19 T,TR 
Route 21 T,TR 
Route 22 T,TR 
Route 3 T,TR 
Route 5 T,TR 
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Route 7 TR 
Route 8 T,TR 
Route 9 T,TR 
Three Sisters T,TR 

Three Sisters 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, TR, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Unknown
Page Views: 354
Submitted By: Steven Reneau on Mar 21, 2009

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This climb is about 10' right of "#22"; it is the rightmost line on the South Side of the Big Enchilada that looks worth considering. Informally called "Three Sisters" because of 3 distinct routes that can be done from the anchors. You can also do at least 3 different routes to get to the ledge, the left one being the best for pro.

For the left route, ~5.8+, climb up a blocky dihedral to a ledge. Climb the headwall above, following the crack in its center that begins as hands, passes over a block, then turns to a finger crack. Finish on easy slab to an anchor on the blocks at the top. Good gear lead.

The middle route follows the left side of the face to the right, using the nose/arĂȘte, and has a short 5.10- crux. Best to top rope.

The right route follows the next crack to the right, off the rope line, goes at ~5.8, and makes a nice easier lead. Takes gear up to #4 Camalot.


Route #23 in Chen/Wehner, as shown on the South Side beta photo.

This climb is also listed as Beverly #25 (5.9+) and Jackson #8 (5.9+).


Standard rack up to 3 inches.
2-bolt anchor, reachable from the top. Use long slings to extend.

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