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Merci-Me - 5.8 popular

Average Rating = 4.11/5 Average Rating : 4.11 out of 5
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7 quick draws, 2 ropes to descend.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.25/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 4.25/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

From the base of the wall, pick up a trail heading left along the wall. Follow the trail sticking next to the wall until a very obvious ramp cuts back to the right( 5 mins.). Traverse out the ledge and make a fith class move up to the next ledge. Follow this to a fixed line. Third class across ledges all the way to the base of the dyke. Exposed approach. p1. (5.7R) Face climb up the dyke past 3 bolts over 40 meters. Excellent but runout face climbing. p2. (5.8R) Follow dyke up and left past 5 bolts to belay under huge roof then rappel back to the ledge below.

Submitted by: smellydude on 2006-09-27
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Route ID: 12778

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating R
Second Second ascent by: calvinclimb on 2011-09-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Runout!

A fun route but it's VERY runout. Before you reach the 2nd bolt of the 1st pitch a fall could put you to a multiple months rest if not a permanent one.

The climb itself is not hard if you can deal with the fear factor. And yes, although bolted, this climb feels like a trad route due to the runout and the risk involved.

Added: 2011-10-25

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: stamplis on 2010-08-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars _

Might be terrifying for the 5.7/5.8 leader...

Added: 2010-09-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: uni_jim on 2010-05-17 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars as part of the grand wall

bolted, but feels very traditional.

Added: 2010-05-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kachoong on 1998-08-27 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good climbing

Fun start to Grand Wall

Added: 2009-09-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: emery2204 on 2009-07-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Merci-Me

Approached via Apron String. P1 exposed and run out but good ledges.

Added: 2009-09-04

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