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Alhambra 6b - 5.10c

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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1997
Rock (Sport)
PG13
18
Well bolted throughout, bring 13 draws. While the guide says that a single 50 m rope is ok, I would strongly suggest double ropes for easier retreat.
2000
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

One of the local classics, popular route. Starts out with a lot of slab climbing, then things get a bit steeper...

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From the top, follow the obvious ridge for another 50m, then follow dirt trail on the left side. Pass by the first power mast. Go down a metal ladder on the right side (easy to miss). Rappel route starts below the second power mast. Bring a headlamp just

Submitted by: pro_alien on 2007-11-05
Views: 334
Route ID: 90440

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: alpenweg on 2007-08-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Alhambra is a 17 pitch bolted sport climb!

The rateing is soft 6b+ Double ropes are good, if you know you can do this one a 50 meeter is ok, but two ropes are more secure fot the route. Once you get into the head wall a retreat would be almost impossible because it meanders all oever.

The bottom is low angle slabs. One of the pitches is really slab 5.10.
I suggest getting started early in the morning to avoid traffic.

The upper head wall is vertical and the crux pitch is very nice, short but nice!
The whole route is 650 - 700 Meeters. This includes all the walking in between bottom section and the head wall.

I have personally climbed this on 6 times. The 6th was a speed climb.
I led all the pitchs and the second followed on Jumars. 3 hours 40 minutes

The walk down is not that easy if done early in the season because the tracks are over grown and not so clear, do not cliff out. Aim for the radio tower the right again. Then go back to the SE side of the large ridge and rap two times to the valley floor.
The decent can take about 2 hours so give yourself plenty of time.
There is a register at the top to sign in.

All six of my climbs have bee onsight!

Proud

Added: 2007-11-05