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Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

It is in the Gotham City area. Park at the same pull out described. Rather than heading down the talus, walk south (uphill) along the highway for about 200 meters or just beyond where the highway cuts through the rock and you should see a trail that heads down to the right, by the roadside barrier. It is marked with a cairn. Go down the trail to the top of the cliff. Find a set of bolts, can't find the bolts at the top of the cliff eh? Then look behind you by the tree. 3 (or 4) rappels to the right (facing to the river) of the arete will get you to the start of the climb. Better use 2 ropes cause one of the raps is 50 meters (there is an intermediate station on the second pitch so one rope is ok, I'd bring a 60 though). Start the climb from the talus. The route is pretty obvious. 3 pitches (or 4 if you break up the second pitch). There are a few airy moves off of the arete. Beautiful setting. Quite easy for the 5.9 rating. A must do. Note some pitches have 30+ foot runouts on very easy climbing (like 5.5 on a 5.8 pitch)

**Access update** - Due to the highway construction from the last year, the entrance to this climb has changed slightly. Pretty much all the vegitation between the highway and top achor of the climb has been scraped/blown away. For this reason, there is no more trail. So now to get to the top anchor, walk up (south) the highway from the rest-stop parking. You will walk past a steep gully, which has a hand-rail on the road barrier. Once on the south side of the gully, scramble down the rock slop to the obvious ledge at the edge of the drop-off. Rap off the right side, from the chain anchor. Enjoy! A map with the route laid out is available in this forum post: http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1329042#Post1329042 Just open the attachment in google maps

Submitted by: bc2planker on 2005-03-04
Last Modified: 2010-05-04
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Route ID: 20865

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dauramenko on 2012-09-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars So pretty!

This was a delightful climb

Added: 2012-09-23

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  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: SquamishMatt on 2010-05-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun Climb - Not great rock

Head a blast on the climb. The view is magnificent and the exposure is super fun but, the rock is pretty crumbly and the climbing is easy enough to make it not too exciting. Feels like a "do the route once and never again unless you are showing someone" route.

Note: To find this route, I've posted direction through google maps in this thread post: http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1329042#Post1329042

Just open the attachment in google earth.

Added: 2010-05-03

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: bc2planker on 2005-02-13 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

No comment

Added: 2005-02-13

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: rustybolts on 2004-09-09 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2004-09-09

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: paulc on 2000-09-24 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

I don't remember exactly when I first did this climb, but it is some time in 2000. A great climb, great location above the river. Good views of the mountains to the west at the upper stations.

Witnessed by: Beth
Added: 2000-09-24