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Ascent Notes for: Ratz Holm - 5.7 Average Rating = 2.00/5 Average Rating : 2.00/5

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  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: DougMartin on 2012-09-16 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Nice climb with some crappy rock

Nice moves made scary by weak crumbling rock! Makes a 5.7 a bit more exciting!

Added: 2012-09-16

  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mjwestla on 2010-05-29 (View Climbing Log)

1 out of 5 stars meh - chossy!

Climbed this expecting something better but was disappointed when body weight/climbing caused lots of small bits to crumble off as I made my way up the corner. The very tempting wavy sandstone jugs were thinner than they appeared from the ground and I was very hesitant to use them once I reached them (plus my belayer was yelling at me for knocking chunks off the wall). After attempting to distribute my body weight as much as possible as I pulled around the traverse and hoping the jugs stayed put, the next section seemed to have marginally better rock quality. Shortly after there is a slightly tough to protect crux move over a bulge and later near the top is a lieback flake that felt a bit strenuous for the grade but maybe I was still freaked out from the crap rock. The top moves are licheny and the top area is slick with debris before you reach a good anchor tree.

I suggest a PG-13 due to the nasty rock quality near the bottom. It doesn't really inspire confidence at that first crux; the move isn't hard but you wouldn't be happy if the crucial holds blasted off mid-move.

Added: 2010-05-31

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