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Ascent Notes for: Amazing Face - 5.9 popular Average Rating = 3.90/5 Average Rating : 3.90/5

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: 98percentmonkey on 2012-05-26 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Lead climb

Only did this route. Had a severely sprained ankle, seemed a little stiff for this grade as crux was reach dependent and required some good footwork. Prob worth UK grade 6a or 6a+ which is 5.10b ish.

May be different at full fitness but small crimps and fine footwork seemd too hard for 5.9

It is also worth pointing out to all others in this forum that a popular route mentioned in a 10 year old guidebook will be significantly different tofay than it was when first climbed or bolted. Sandstone climbs always change their character over time due to type of rock.

Popular routes in the UK are updated over the years as they become polished, shed holds or the holds deteriorate.

Bear this in mind when comparing actual grade to grade in guidebook.

Check the published date.

That said - I only did one climb !!

P.S I climbed 5.11d indoors at Berkeley so do have something to base my opinion on.

Added: 2012-05-29

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: pryan on 2010-05-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars first sport lead

great route. well protected, and there's always a good crimp within at least an arm's length. careful footwork is a must.

Added: 2010-05-24

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
Onsight Onsight ascent by: DAM on 2009-09-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Jeffers morning!

good climb

Added: 2009-09-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cencalclimber on 2009-08-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Sustained - fun

There are 11 bolts, about 7 feet apart. Probably one or two 10a moves, the rest is sustained 9. A couple of crimps and a couple jugs. The rest is about feet. Super fun route!

Added: 2009-08-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Louzou on 2009-08-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Amazing Face

Itís a typical mental challenge. You really have to focus on your feet. And definitely a 5.10a. NOT a 5.9. The holds doesnít look very save. Some of them you can even turn around. You need exactly 10 quickdraws

Added: 2009-08-10

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: raerae on 2009-08-07 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Bay Climbing

Who'd have thought there was such fun rock right near SFO? Great climb. Well bolted. Fun.

Added: 2009-08-10

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: thecornyman on 2009-06-27 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars n/a

n/a

Added: 2009-07-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: theohartman on 2009-06-26 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars bring water

it's really all about the footwork isn't it

Added: 2009-06-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: eamrine on 2009-06-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Amazing Face

Definitely not a 5.9, I agree with aforementioned reviews that this is either a 5.9+ or a 5.10a. Abundance of holds but use those feet. Great pitch, about 90 feet sustained.

Added: 2009-06-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Scenery
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: chizoad on 2009-05-17 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Tricky

Lots of feet, tricky. Seemed more like a mental challenge than a physical one, and probably not a move harder than 5.9 on the route. Not a quick send!

Added: 2009-05-19

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