Somewhere East of Fresno
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In my opinion this is the finest single pitch Raspberry Rocks has to offer. I have climbed this pitch over 50 times myself. Locate a hand crack about 20' left of Pressure Drop. Climb this handcrack into a "V Slot" then start clipping bolts, move over the roof and start the finger tip liebacking alternating with some stemming. After the seventh bolt move right into an incipient finger and handcrack. At about 80' you will find the anchors. It is possible to climb the second pitch of Weather or Not (5.8 to the summit from this point.
One set of Stoppers, Cams to 3", 12 Quick Draws (It is wise to take a couple of 12" draws for the transition from the last bolt into the crack)
Shannon Twomey commits to the beginning of the 30'...
2ME once again engaged in crux activities on Somew...
2ME finds the right combo of moves as he sets up f...
2ME is still very focused as he works past another...
2ME flexing his stemroids again.
2ME thinking how good the first rest is.
2ME finding more crux action.
2ME pondering what is around the next corner.
2ME is almost home.
|Comments on Somewhere East of Fresno
|By Andy Busse|
From: Rapid City, SD
Apr 10, 2004
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c
I would agree with 11a, great route and a must do.
|By Ryan Minton|
May 23, 2004
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b
5.11a? I think 10c is an appropriate rating for this route. I can recall a few moves that MIGHT have been 10d, but 11a? I had minimal trouble with this route, and I most certainly don't climb 5.11 easily! Great route, though- go do it!