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The Great Vice - 5.10c

Average Rating = 3.67/5 Average Rating : 3.67 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 4
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Rock (Trad)
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Cams up to Black Diamond C4 #3. A nut or two will do.
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.67/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 2.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.67/5

Description:

Climb the wonderful black chimney. Bouldery start leads to enjoyable, full-body climbing above. Good pro protects you as you stroll to chains above.

Descent Options:

Rap/Lower from Chains

Submitted by: karsten on 2012-08-26
Views: 524
Route ID: 112329

3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: Steve704 on 2014-08-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Very fun

If "The Great Vise" is the awesome black chimney with super abrasive rock.....then what is the "Unnamed" 10.c described as "up in the dihedral" and clearly shown in the old guide book as being a line up the chimney with the letter D.

Anyway, we climbed the black chimney, whether it was this great vice or the unnamed dihedral.

Tricky start into wicked cool black chimney with super abrasive rock, awesome pro, and lots of it, big rests in the middle sections followed by a bit of a tricky finish. Very fun climb. The kind I will go back and do again. We used nothing but a set of cams, but there is room for nuts too.

Added: 2014-08-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mriley on 2011-05-12 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Nice climb.

Low crux, great rock. Cleaned out a whackload of brush on it.

Added: 2012-09-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: karsten on 2012-08-26 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Full Body Workout!

Supremely enjoyable thrutchfest through hyper abrasive rock and prickly vines. Fantastic pro, a rarity on vancouver island.

Added: 2012-08-26