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Ascent Notes for: North Face-West Crack - 5.9 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00/5

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  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
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Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2012-10-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Rabbit Ears

I like its nickname better, from the west, really does look like rabbit ears. Radek's page on SP inspired me...did a video of my jump as well (he inserted a link to one)...will cherish the memory. Not bad really, but deserves a reputation...not a move any of us are use to doing, jumping over the abyss. Best advice, don't jump very hard...not as much energy needed as your heart thinks there is. The second pitch was really good. I thought the start of it was definitely in the 5.10 minus range as well...particulary off the deck like that. The rest is cruiser but fun. Make sure to ignore Bloom's directions in his new guidebook...we used his approach beta (circumvent the town to the east) thinking he knew something new about the neighborhood's stance on the climb...wrong....use Radek's approach at SP, much more direct approach for sure. Did Big Country Spire right after, that was the bushwhack from hell for a chossy climb. Not recommended. Bloom gives it two stars (out of three) in his new book, but got to wonder if he climbed it or just took the FAers word for it. It was not worth the cats claw or optional huge hike around up the wash to get to. Made for a long day doing both spires...they are not as close or easy to connect as you might think.

Added: 2012-10-27

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  Safety Rating G
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Red Point Red Point ascent by: andrewG on 2012-01-29 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun Climb

quite the elusive approach. I've done it twice now and haven't gotten close to 45-60 min window I've been told it should be. Approaching more from the west has much less cat claw though. It is well protected with this gear list, though the easy chossy parts are a bit sketchy. The climb is worth doing for the second pitch (at least through the chimney) and the jump.

Added: 2012-01-30

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2010-09-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Those who put 3 stars

have no idea what Sedona climbing is all about. The first pitch is classic Sedona powdery rock, bring the old number 5 to feel safe on the unsecure moves. Second pitch has a burly crack start (10b) to a cool chimney, again bring the 5. Third pitch is a handcrack in the right wall with stemming opportunities on the left. The fourth pitch will make you chit your pants. The new rap station is two bolts on the North side of the first spire you climbed, about 15 feet to the left of the chimney. Double rope rap this and then a quick single rap from the top of P1 gets you back to your packs. Rated 9 but feels as hard as the Mace (also 9...) but without all of the wide climbing.

Added: 2010-09-15

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  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: crackrn on 2008-04-24 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars eh.

great views for sure.

Added: 2008-04-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: crackmd on 2008-04-24 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars well...

Cool summit, cool jump. Very mediocre climbing on questionable rock. Was this route an adventure? yes. Were there any memorable pitches aside from the jump? no. Could not beat the scenery though.

Added: 2008-04-24

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: stardrivin on 2006-07-03 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

the rap was more scary and more sketchy than the actual climb. awesome gap jump

Added: 2006-07-03

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: climbingbums on 2006-01-08 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

awesome route. loved the 2nd pitch, the squeeze chimney was amazing. the jump was much more fun than the maces, as well as less painful. but im just confused, is it 5.9, 10a, or 10b? i personally go with nine, but it seems like there is some discrepency.

Witnessed by: Jesse Robbins
Added: 2006-01-08

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: flagstaff_climber on 2003-11-20 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Amazing route and a reallt cool summit with a mailbox at the top.

Added: 2003-11-20

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: joshklingbeil on 2003-05-11 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Great jump

Added: 2003-05-11

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: gambler on 2003-05-11 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

No comment

Added: 2003-05-11

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