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  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
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  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: chotoken on 2012-10-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Awesome day for a climb

P1 is lots of fun with plenty of places for pro. It takes a full 60m rope to do this pitch. Lots of variation, a very fun route. P2 is a bit runout, but if you have some small nuts you can protect it somewhat before you reach the bolt. Failure before your first piece would suck. P3 has only 1 spot for pro, but levels off so much that it doesn't matter. The next time I would belay each climber over to the tree at the base of the route. I think it would help with rope length, and rope drag on this route. Both were a concern. Also, an ascent note wouldn't be complete without a comment about the exposure. It's awesome!!!!!

Added: 2012-10-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: mountain_to_sea on 2012-04-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars no alternative

first pitch was fun... didn't get to do the rest.

Added: 2012-04-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: swoopee on 2012-04-11 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun

I've led this one a few times but this time pitch 2 wasn't nearly as scary as I remember it being. I could definitely get hooked on Stone Mountain climbing all over again.

Added: 2012-04-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: johnnyb336 on 2012-02-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Introduced New Climber to the Sport

I only climbed the route to introduce a new climbing partner to the sport. The climb is fun at times but a little boring due to its ease. It was very windy, which made the climb a little more fun when climbing the slab sections. I lead all pitches. This is an excellent climb for beginners or for warming up for tougher routes.

Added: 2012-03-26

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: jsaunders on 2012-03-10 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars No Comment

No Comment

Added: 2012-03-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: jsaunders on 2012-01-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars windy!

extra fun when gusting on the runout parts - followed first pitch, led last 2

Added: 2012-01-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: jsaunders on 2012-01-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars again

Fun even with a little ice

Added: 2012-01-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: jsaunders on 2011-12-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars classic

More enjoyable than arch

Added: 2011-12-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: jsaunders on 2011-11-26 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars again

liked it so much did it again

Added: 2011-11-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jsaunders on 2011-11-25 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Much better than its rep

Had held off from doing the top 2 pitches for a long time due to hearing how scary this was supposed to be. Firstly, I found 3 cams in the 2nd pitch plus the bolt meaning is was never more than 20-25' off gear. The 3rd pitch didn't feel 2 full grades easier. I'd say it's 5.4 if the 2nd is 5.5 and it was 115' solo. Excellent route - needed to experience the runouts

Added: 2011-11-25

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