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NATural FUDge - 5.10b

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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6 bolts and a 2-bolt screw gate anchor. As of June 2005 there is a 2nd pitch leading up to the hole
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

One of the first two sport routes established and bolted on September 1, 2002 by Nat and Fud of BRC. As you walk up to the Main Arch you'll notice a hole in the ceiling, the anchor is located halfway down below this hole. Trace the bolts to the start of the route from there. Once toprope is established, there's plenty of hard variations that can be experimented with ... virgin rock!! After this route there is a second pitch going up to the hole in the roof. It has been drilled but it still awaits the bolts to be glued in!!

Submitted by: rickeden on 2005-07-31
Views: 376
Route ID: 26195

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: gohmer on 2008-12-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars guana eat what?

rope soled - don't have a modern self-belay device so use old school prussik (yes I know, dangerous and requires a free hand, etc - but what's a guy to do).

This is the funnest route here and draws the most audience for those who climb harder with cameras snapping.

Climb is easier than it looks and I give it a 5.10a at best. There's plenty of large holds and rest spots. I climbed both pitches without any effort where most 5.10 - 5.11 (my limit) usually gives me a good forearm pump.

You can toprope this by hiking up the nature trail that starts in the parking lot next to the ranger station. It's tricky to find, but there's plenty of new glue in bolts.

BEWARE THE ROCK BELOW THE ANCHOR IS EXTREMELY SHARP.

I first top roped the two sections as I couldn't see the upper part well enough since it's in the dark of the roof of the cave. Layed mat down on sharp rock to protect my rope.

Added: 2008-12-11

Ratings
  Difficulty
Red Point Red Point ascent by: kwango on 2002-12-29 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Should have been able to on-sight the route a couple of months ago if I'd had an experienced belayer. Most of the route is still dirty of accumulated dirt and gunge.

Witnessed by: Ae (belayer)
Added: 2002-12-29