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Pig Pen - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.33/5 Average Rating : 3.33 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Rock (Trad)
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A few fist and hand size cams... maybe a larger cam for near the bottom. (3.5-4 inches)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.33/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.33/5
  Fun Factor 3.67/5

Description:

Climb crack left of Sleeping Princess (Pig Pen is the left hand crack of the twin cracks above kids and old guys) Off width turns to akward right hand corner (fist size crack) jam and grind up to halfway where crack thins to hands and crack changes to left hand corner. Less popular than Sleeping Prncess but a good climb never the less.

Descent Options:

Rap/lower from bolts (rap rings) or walk off to left (trail)

Submitted by: mar_leclerc on 2008-06-04
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Route ID: 94062

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3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: Cynthesizer on 2012-10-19 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Ouch!

A burly O/W crack climb... was definitely glad to be top-roping on this one =P My small hands weren't very helpful on this one

Added: 2013-05-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: mar_leclerc on 2009-01-18 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars about time

I finally led this route, I tried once before but didn't have enough big gear and then didn't try again. This climb is very akward, especially geting into the corner to start. It's graded 5.9 but is your typical 'Burly' OW/Fist crack. The top is nice and easy though :)

Added: 2009-01-18

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

4 out of 5 stars Tough & Tricky

If you try laybacking this one the entire way you are not going to finish this climb. You can lay back on parts but you end up having to use jams. The side you can layback switches part way up which makes it tricky. An awesome climb, I think as good as sleeping princess!

Added: 2008-08-09