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Forbidden City - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 8
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
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Rock (Sport)
G
1
7 bolts to chain anchor.
50
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 2.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.25/5

Description:

Pass the bulge on the left, or tackle it head on for a couple extra grades of fun. Easy traverse right to big vertical crack; layback up the crack to some fun face climbing on incut holds to the top. Probably at the high of end of 5.9, and I would have given it a 5.9+ if this site supported that.

Descent Options:

Rap off or 4th class traverse left and walk off.

Submitted by: toquehead on 2007-05-27
Views: 624
Route ID: 85853

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4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mthornton on 2011-06-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars cool moves

quite exciting & fun

Added: 2011-06-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: CamelCigarettePack on 2010-09-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Forbidden City

Just put a few draws in to guide the rope a little better and top roped it. It was fun certainly harder than its 5.9 neighbor. Crux seems like its right at the bottom.

Added: 2010-09-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Uncleh on 2007-05-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Forbidden City [2]

This is the "full meal deal" in four tasty bites. 1. delicate slab 2. burly bulge [good rest] 3. tricky crack [another good rest] 4. steeeep face .......one of my faves.

Added: 2007-05-31

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ndives on 2007-05-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun, nice addition to the area

The start is a boulderish set of moves 9+. the remainder is in the posted grade. Fun line.

Added: 2007-05-31