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St. Vitus Dance - 5.9 popular

Average Rating = 4.22/5 Average Rating : 4.22 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.40/5
  Rock Quality 4.60/5
  Scenery 3.60/5
  Fun Factor 4.40/5

Description:

4ish pitches. From the Apron parking lot, walk back to the FSR and walk up it for ~20m. Take the trail up into the woods for ~10min, keeping left until you reach a small treed alcove. Rope up here and do a full pitch of 4thclass/5.8 tree climbing until you reach baseline ledge (head left off the last ledge before baseline). Start up the beauty fist size crack for pitch one and belay in a small scoop above a bulge(5.9). Switch crack systems and up through a deep groove on pitch two(5.9). belay just below a short roof bulge or head on through it on the righthand crack if you have a 60m rope(don't know if it goes with a 50m)(5.9). Finish up the easy slabs and then to the left with a hand traverse under a bulge(4th/5th). This puts you at the gully below Memorial Ledge or almost right at Karen's Math.

Submitted by: peas on 2005-10-31
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Route ID: 27940

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dzunit on 2011-09-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great wide crack climbing

A couple of fun, burly pitches. Swapped leads.

Added: 2011-09-20

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: stamplis on 2010-09-02 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars _

1 very good pitch, the rest is pretty forgettable!

Added: 2010-09-09

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: SundanceKid on 2010-08-08 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

No comment

Added: 2010-08-24

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: tallnik on 2009-07-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars sick

with A and erica. led 5 pitches when including extension

Added: 2009-09-26

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: gowser on 2009-08-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars st vitus dance

st vitus dance

Added: 2009-08-19

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