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Drifter's Escape - 5.9

Average Rating = 2.00/5 Average Rating : 2.00 out of 5
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Offwidth gear with fixed anchors to lower off. See warning below.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty (Not Rated)
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 2.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 1.00/5


Located in the corner right of Lockin r Hookin. Nice corner moves lead to a sloping ledge and the start of the offwidth. There are anchors on the righthand wall above the climb or a rap station on the tree slightly left. Beware = The sides of the offwidth are extremely smooth and cams pull easily. My second cam did with just a pull test.

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Submitted by: darkside on 2006-05-16
Last Modified: 2009-09-21
Views: 585
Route ID: 76234

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Safety Rating R
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: darkside on 2006-04-15 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

The first part of the climb was a lot of fun. The offwidth was a grunt (as most are) but the worrying part was the gear. The first large cam was OK but once up into the offwidth section, the second large cam (#5 Camalot I think) slid down with a simple pull test. It was set at a good camming range but the rock was just too smooth. When placed further back, it opened up too far. A repositioning still led to a slipped pull test so I placed it as best I could and continued to a slightly higher stance where I got a much more secure BigBro placement. I don't think I'll bother trying the route again; it felt too close to a solo with the unreliable cam.

Witnessed by: Jumpingrock
Added: 2006-04-15