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Routes: North America: United States: Iowa: East Central Iowa: Palisades Kepler S.P.: Lookout

Kippered Devi Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Andyroo12 on 2012-07-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars it's rough, then smooth, then rough again

A nice long and challenging route. I found a crux about 15 feet up (after the rough rock gives out to smooth rock), then after that powered up to about 40 feet. Even though we top roped off the points listed in this climb, I ended up pretty much climbing the front face of the rock. I think the left side (as described) would have been much easier. If you end up on the front face, you'll find another crux about 45 feet up, where the rock is more or less pitched at a 5 degree angle, sheer, and with not a lot to grab onto. I would consider the route I ended up climbing (straight up the center) a 5.10. Much more sheer with less to grab on to than the kippered Devi.

Added: 2012-07-12

Routes: North America: United States: Iowa: East Central Iowa: Palisades Kepler S.P.: Lookout

Nanda Herring Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Andyroo12 on 2012-07-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars it's rough, then smooth, then rough again

This was a nice long, solid climb. I found a crux about fifteen feet up, and another about 35 feet up. This route (the downriver set of points) was considerably easier than the upriver route on the same rock face. Definitely some steep pitches with not a lot to grab about 15 feet up, and then again about 50 feet up. Don't really agree with a 5.6 rating on this---seemed much harder.

Added: 2012-07-12