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Climbing Area Index / Mt Oscar (SW face) / Overlaps Direct (5.7)
Directions:  This route ascends directly up the largest overlaps.
    Pitch 1: Climb the first pitch of Guides' Route

    Pitch 2: Climb straight up to the overlap past a bolt. Make an awkward mantle move to surmount the overlap (bolt), then climb slabs up and left, past two smaller overlaps, to a two bolt anchor. (100', 5.7)

    Pitch 3: Climb straight up the clean slab, past two bolts, joining The Staircase just below the overlaps. (100', 5.5)

    Pitch 4: Pitch Four and Five: Finish up The Staircase and Guides' Route.

Gear: You'll want nuts and cams up to 1 to protect the second pitch.
Descent: Rappel the route, or hike up slabs to the top of West Mountain. As you approach the top, look for a trail (marked with cairns) that heads to your right. This trail leads to the trail that you approached on. Follow the road back to the Bethlehem Express Quad.


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