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  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lovesclimbing on 2009-08-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Excelent first pitch

This is a climb standing on the quality of the first pitch and to a lesser extent the last pitch, I found the first pitch very fun and the bit of questionable rock made it that more interesting. Of note with the book it states a 4 inch placement witch is closer to a 3 inch, as well had a very close call with falling rock from the last pitch in witch a microwave sized block fell right on the belay stance, the scream of ROCK and a quick step was able to keep a good day a good day so as the climber nears the top watch for rock and if any of his holds fail (very small area of climbing for this) while pulling the lip. As well the day that we did it there is a hanger missing from the 4th pitch as well.

If the rest of the route was like the first pitch (totally out of character of the west end) then this climb would be much closer to 5 stars, I recommend this pitch for starting any of the west end routes just for the harder climbing and for how fun it is.

Added: 2009-08-22

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