Via del Drago
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|Type: ||Trad, 2 pitches, 165 feet|
|Consensus: ||5.10b [details]|
|Submitted By: ||Nate Ball on Dec 5, 2011|
Via del Drago from Freedom Crack - N...
Pitch 1 - Climb through some choss and over grassy steps to a set of parallel dihedrals. Climb these (5.8) up to the ledge. Beware of loose rock along the way. Belay on gear at the ledge.
Pitch 2 - Start up the steep crack to the pod. Chimney through this bit to an offwidth crack (crux) and struggle upwards to easier jams and an amazing belay perch. Belay on gear.
Descend - Forge upwards to the cape trail and descend via School Gate or Golden Valley; OR descend a faint trail back down to the base of the climb - there is one low 5th-class move.
From Music Hall, head right and up through the razor plants, gunning for the obvious crack at northeastern end of the auditorium.
Gear to 4" - doubles in the bigger stuff
BETA PHOTO: shot from atop Commissary Crack
|Comments on Via del Drago
|By Anmin Deng|
From: Panchiao, Taipei, Taiwan
Sep 3, 2012
The route of red solid line on the attached topo photo is not the route "Via del Drago". The route "Via del Drago" on the attached photo is on the right to the red solid line. It is an off width vertical crack on the slightly overhanging brighter color wall which faces to the right on the topo photo.
|By Nate Ball|
From: Taipei, TW
Sep 3, 2012
Photo has been edited to remove the red line which incorrectly indicated the route.