The Drain Pipe
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|Type: ||Trad, 2 pitches, 200 feet|
|Consensus: ||5.11b [details]|
|FA: ||Larry Harrell & Charlie Raymond, March 1967 FFA: John Long, Richard Harrison & Rick Accomazzo, 1973|
|Season: ||Spring - Fall|
|Submitted By: ||Chris Owen on Mar 4, 2006|
Scrambling leads to a tree belay at the top of P1 of Gates of Delirium.
P1 Traverse right to ease to a bolt clip then very thin moves (exposed crux) to gain the bottom of the crack (nut/cam). The crack provides frantic trickiness of a different nature, past pitons to a ledge below the real Drain Pipe pitch.
P2 Laybacking and jamming with good pro, and in a wonderful position leads to a fitting finale: hand traverse right under Piasano Pinnacle, what a great pitch!
Same descent as Valhalla etc.
1 Bolt, 2 pitons, nuts, cams.
|Comments on The Drain Pipe
|By Chris Owen|
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Feb 6, 2010
I gave it *** because I really enjoyed the second pitch. Pitch one was average.