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Kahl Wall - 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.14/5 Average Rating : 4.14 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (8)
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Rock (Trad)
G
9
set of wires, a few cams with one large (4"). Pitons would be a good idea.
920
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.29/5
  Rock Quality 3.57/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Wandering, exposed, serious for the grade. Local classic.

Submitted by: rockguide on 2006-05-21
Last Modified: 2013-08-14
Views: 1616
Route ID: 1437

8 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: clews on 2010-05-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Kahl Wall

Definitely worth it's 3 stars it gets in yamnuska rock.
Climbed this route in the sun after a month stretch of rain and snow, making it that much more enjoyable.

The first 10a pitch felt true to grade and although the guide book shows many bolts, the distance between modern bolts I felt was fairly spaced so although the face was bolted, it was not sport climbing by any means. The second 10a pitch felt considerably easier.

Added: 2010-05-19

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mshoem on 2009-09-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars good fun

Sporty for the grade.

Added: 2009-09-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: sponge on 2009-08-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars first taste of Yam.

A nice climb overall and definitely worth doing. Upper pitches are highly enjoyable and offer some variety.

Climbers leading 5.10 sport may find the 10a "sport" pitch to be more serious than descriptions may lead one to believe, however, bolts do protect the most difficult sections.

A retro'ing of a few of the stations would be a welcome addition to better facilitate a retreat should the need arise...

Added: 2009-08-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lovesclimbing on 2009-05-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good route

Very fun route, keep in mind with the crux pitch bolts are self drives but all in all good climbing at a good grade. Starting to see polishing though

Added: 2009-05-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2008-08-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Kahl Wall

I have done most of the moderate routes on Yam and this is one of the better ones. The sustainability of the 6th pitch is hard to find on Yamnuska compared to desert climbing for example. That pitch alone gives it a 4 star rating. The following pitch did not seem to really have 5.10a move on it, but is a heady pitch runout past a bad bolt at the end. The 8th and 9th pitches were a ton of fun, both have roofs to pass. Both easy to protect. I combined the 1st and 2nd pitch with a 70m rope which is why I took it. Plenty of fixed protection on this route, so you don't need to overdo it on the gear.

Added: 2008-08-03

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