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Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Sport + Occasional Tree belays (take some long slings or cordlette)
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  Difficulty (Not Rated)
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


14ish Pitch climb starting in the Bulletheads finishing on the south summit. The route is basically fully bolted except for a couple of sports where you may need to use a tree to belay your second. The guide book describes this as an 18 pitch climb, but it seems that presently it is really only 14. Important notes: You need to take the second pitch of upper milenium falcon, as the "project pitches" to the left of this route are not complete. Important notes: You need to take the last pitch of Black Dyke as the pitches after Traverse of the Gods appear to not be complete. I saw bolts, yet they do not have hangers. The above notes are actually in the guide book, however, they are provided as alternates, when it appears that they appear to be the actual route.

Descent Options:

Walk down via the backside trail from the South Summit. You can also bail out via the Bellygood Ledge Trail part way up. There are also other options to walk off the route at different spots.

Submitted by: fastkite on 2007-10-11
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Route ID: 89267

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  Safety Rating G
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Red Point Red Point ascent by: fastkite on 2007-09-25 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars A great route

We had trouble at first figuring out the route above Bellygood Ledge. The guide book appears to describe what might be, or what might have been the route. During our ascent, we could not locate any of the “project” pitches except for some bolts without h angers in the general direction of the routes after Traverse of the Gods.

Anyhow, it’s an excellent route.

PS: The Bellygood trail to Bellygood ledge transition is extremely exposed and scary. We did this tied in, if you read the section under Millennium Falcon I believe it recommends doing it this way. I even used some long slights to protect the traverse using roots.

Added: 2007-09-30