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Tastes Like Saffron - 5.7

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 11
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Rock (Sport)
4 bolts to a tree anchor shared with Smells Like Pine.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Start in the obvious left-leaning corner immediately right of Smells Like Pine. Pass the first roof on the right, and the second roof (formed by a big finger of rock sticking out to the right) on the left. Finish with a wee traverse to the left to the tree anchor at the top of Smells Like Pine. After the FA, there was still some dirty holds in the middle section that need to be cleaned off. There was some debate among the first ascentionists if this was a 5.7 or 5.8, so it could be at the high end of 5.7.

Descent Options:

Rap, or 4th class traverse to the top of Project (bolts), or short 4th class scramble up and walk off.

Submitted by: toquehead on 2007-04-29
Views: 1069
Route ID: 85444

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2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: CamelCigarettePack on 2010-06-22 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Kootenay Climbing

Harder end of 5.7 little bit of loose rock.

Added: 2010-06-22

  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dmcg on 2007-10-17 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Feels like a 7

Good route, can top-rope "Smells Like Saffron" from the same anchor. Short, but good for a warmup.

Added: 2007-10-17