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Ace of Spades - 5.10d D

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 5
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty (Not Rated)
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 2.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5


Follow the signs to Ace of Spades. Continue along the wall until you see red paint saying "Ace". Pitch 1 (5.6): follow the bolts through a few vertical sections on crumbly holds. Moves feel harder than they are due to the quality of the rock. Pitch 2 (5.5): Do one interesting move and then hike up the tufts of grass to a ledge (note: it is possible to hike to this ledge to bypass the first two pitches). Pitch 3 (5.10d or 5.8 A0). Perform an awkward traverse before coming to a short but steep wall. Pull through it to a jug and continue to the anchors. Pitch 4 (5.7): Pleasant varied climbing takes you up to a hidden anchor (when you feel that you have run out of bolts look down and to your left around a block). Pitch 5 (5.7): Continue up a grassy bit to an interesting right facing crack/corner system. The anchors is at the top.

Descent Options:

Rappel or hike up the steep grassy section to the summit.

Submitted by: secander on 2011-10-24
Last Modified: 2012-03-07
Views: 572
Route ID: 110079

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  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: secander on 2011-10-22 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Fell at the crux but lowered and got it the second time

... barely...

Maybe I was having an off day, but many of the pitches felt harder than their advertised grades. Chosyness really detracted from the overall route. The last two pitches, however, were classic.

Added: 2011-10-24