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Ascent Notes for: Ginger Cracks - 5.9 Average Rating = 4.21/5 Average Rating : 4.21/5

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: stevecurtis on 2010-03-23 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars with my son

A gret climb. We were the first of three parties. Continued to the top on unimpeachable groping.

Added: 2012-11-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jajen on 2012-11-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great route

Fun climbing and good rock.

Added: 2012-11-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jmeizis on 2011-10-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun Stuff

This is a high quality route with good climbing and easy route finding. I do think there are too many bolts where they're not needed. There's no need to rap the route so why have the rap anchors. There's perfectly good cracks next to many of the protection bolts as well. Other than that the climbing is fantastic.

Added: 2011-10-25

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: fluffystuff on 2010-10-31 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars fun route

the first pitch which was only 5.7 seemed hard. the jamming on the route was great. good variety, with awesome boted face moves. pretty.

Added: 2010-11-16

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: clemsonscooby on 2010-04-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun Multi

Good climbing and great outing. Good gear and lots of rests.

Added: 2010-04-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: pink_flamingo on 2009-04-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great climb!

Lots of jamming in cracks to keep your feet in pain all day long. Wish the bolted anchors weren't there. Raps down were smooth and snag-free. Finished with the 5.7 bolted variation - It was a great, airy finish to the route.

Added: 2009-07-26

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: coastal_climber on 2009-05-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Ginger Cracks

fun route

Added: 2009-06-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: wet_buffalo on 2009-04-27 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Why the extra bolts?

good rock quality on all pitches found nothing that I really would consider as loose or suspect
Did however think the added bolts at the crux took away from the route there's good gear in the area
Easy 5.9

Added: 2009-04-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2009-01-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Ginger Cracks

Pleasant rock and a fun short day at Red Rocks. Don't see any 5.9 moves on it. Mostly 5.7, but fun stuff. 2nd Pitch was our favorite with a cool small chimney deal. Nothing to the "crux" pitch, should not have been bolted. The last pitch (7th), is pretty neat, not to be missed. The notch is a cool position on Rainbow Mountain. The descent off of the back end (south) and return to the base is quick and easy. Route sees no sun during the winter days. With Tom from Indy.

Added: 2009-01-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: sherrilewis on 2008-10-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Super climb!

We did not do the last 2-3 pitches. Stopped at the top of the 5.9 crux pitch(p4 for us). I led 1st and 3rd p, which were easier and less exposed than p2 and p4. I started p1 in the off-width crack on the left(rather than the face climbing alternative on the far left) and found it to be only briefly thrutchy, but fun and well-protected, as was the rest of the pitch. Watch for loose rock at the top of this section; party ahead of us dislodged a belayer-slayer block that nearly took me out. The "open chimney" above the tree was an attention-getter and an enjoyable puzzle to solve. Pitch three was equally fun to lead, combining a little O/W technique with welcome, positive face holds. A bit runout in spots, but protectable where the hardest climbing is. The 2nd and 4th pitches were a blast to follow, more technical and slightly pumpy, plenty of stemming and jamming. Great route overall!

Added: 2008-10-19

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