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Pow, Right in the Baby Maker - 5.8

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Rock (Sport)
Sport route with possibilities of traditional protection also on 1st pitch
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


This route is currently the only line that tops out at the view point. P1 starts to the right of the 'Lower Fraggle' routes and climbs up through the ominous looking flake to a large ledge. 6 bolts, 1 sling, grade 5b. 2 bolt anchor. *Climbing is not technically difficult, but some of the moves cause difficulties with the orientation. P2 starts up the face to the right of the chimney and then joins up with the left tending chimney to top out on the large block. 7 bolts, grade 5c. 2 bolt anchor. Awesome views.

Descent Options:

Walk off the back is the easiest option and takes only a few minutes to go down and collect your gear at the bottom. Abseil/Rappel is another option but can be tough on your rope from the sharp rock. You can also escape to the right at the mid point ancho

Submitted by: derryclimbs on 2011-06-24
Last Modified: 2011-06-27
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Route ID: 109168

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: derryclimbs on 2011-06-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Got reborn

Very interesting climbing, not always the prettiest, but very interesting. Good spacial awareness is necessary on pitch 1 when you are squeezing yourself through the flake.
Awesome views at the top. Pitch two has some great moves on the face and a decent amount of exposure.
Nicely bolted.
Some loose rocks

Added: 2011-06-24