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Ascent Notes for: Grim-Ace Face - 5.9 Average Rating = 3.64/5 Average Rating : 3.64/5

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  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2013-08-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Nice airy finish

Haven't done this in years. Used to be an "x" block on the third pitch (I used it as a foot). That's long gone. I thought p3 was airy, fun, juggy and a wee bit scary! So fun.

Added: 2013-08-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: p_wave on 2012-03-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great third pitch

The third pitch made it all worth while. Nice easy climbing with a fun airy finish.

Added: 2012-03-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
Onsight Onsight ascent by: IsayAutumn on 2012-02-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good route

Great warm-up for Gunks 10s. Fun route. Nothing scary about this. Just pure fun time action that tickled my nutsack.

Added: 2012-02-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: zealotnoob on 2012-02-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars quality fun

A solid route with three quality pitches.

Added: 2012-02-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jaablink on 2006-11-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars .

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Added: 2009-11-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lucander on 2009-11-01 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Grim-Ace Face

Led p. 2, followed Brad82 on p. 1 & 3. Lots of fun on this one, the rock was not nearly as bad as I expected...but I heard that a lot has fallen off in recent years so maybe the newly exposed stone is better. Top of second pitch is a house of cards, be careful what you touch. Third pitch roof has no more piton indicating where to pull the roof but piles of chalk tell you where to go up. A BIG roof with nothing but good holds. Also, there's no bolted belay anywhere on this route, you'll be building your own anchors the whole way up. Depending on one's persuasion, this is either an inconvenience or a way to add a nice touch to a legitimately traditional rock climb: no fixed gear anywhere, route finding, and a sense of small scale adventure!

Added: 2009-11-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: lena_chita on 2009-08-07 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Grim-Ace face/Hi Coroner linkup

P1 and P2 of grim-ace, followed by p3 of Hi Coroner.

All three pitches seemed more runout than I am willing to lead, with P3 being particularly sketchy in the middle. I am glad I did not lead this, but following was fun.

Added: 2009-08-07

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  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2009-08-07 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Wouldn't want to lead this climb

The first two pitches have run out sections or bad rock. We did the first two pitches to the 3rd pitch of Hi Coroner. Third pitch of hi coroner was not that much fun. Stick to Grimace Face.

Added: 2009-08-07

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: local_guy on 2009-07-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars mixed

P1 has a little runout, but there's a horn to sling like the williams guide suggests. and the moves aren't bad. P2 has some loose rock, but it isn't hard to avoid, and the critical holds that might look a bit shakey are quite solid. P3's roof has one strenuous placement out near the lip, then is pretty straightforward for a large roof. (but difficult in the way that large roofs are.)

Added: 2009-07-06

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2009-05-25 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Gotta be one of the best 9's in the preserve or the planet

This climb has it all; face, roof, scary traverses under roofs. It was a blast. The P3 traverse/roof was great, looks a lot more intimidating than it actually was. All of the roofs were easy, juggy fun fests.

Added: 2009-05-25

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