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Sysyphus - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.20/5 Average Rating : 4.20 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.20/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 4.60/5
  Fun Factor 4.25/5

Description:

5 pitches. Start is on the left side of the standard route. Climb up to the large sandy ledge and belay from one of the many sets of bolts. Continue on up the gully to the right and up the undercling lieback to the next ledge and belay off of the bolts. Continue up to the right on easy 3rd class terrain to a tree belay just left of a slab and under a left facing corner. Continue up the left facing corner and up to the top of the sickle and pull over the small roof which is protected by a bolt. No more info for this route cause this is where we bailed.If you don't bail go right on legdes and up through easy terrain,make an awkward move left where the wall steepens,belay.The last pitch has one hard move right off the belay the rest of the pitch is 5.7 or 5.8 up a corner.You can scramble up4th class to the official top of this wall after the last pitch.

Submitted by: roc-ray on 2002-10-13
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Route ID: 20359

8 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jp_sucks on 2001-09-26 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great climb! Good protection when you need it and solid rock.

Climbed this route about a dozen times back in 2000-2001. The last two pitches are the only real sustained climbing (maybe some would consider the first sport pitch as a solid one as well?). Distinct cruxes on the last two pitches are both bolt protected and solid cracks for pro the rest of the time. Straightforward rap descent. Wear helmets, still lots of loose rock on the ledges!

Added: 2014-01-26

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dzunit on 2011-07-28 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Very fun

Fun rock, amazing pitches. Watch for loose rock.

Added: 2011-09-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: AJones on 1988-04-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun

Probably climbed this route over 15 times. Used to spend lots of time at Marble Canyon. Loved the place. Very rare to see another party.

Added: 2010-06-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
Second Second ascent by: jonthorpe on 1995-08-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Done it.

Was a long time back. I do vividly remember old angle iron hangers on 1/4" hardware store drop-ins (scary) on the first few belays. These may have been replaced ( i hope so). Good easy climbing. Watch out for loose rock falling from above though.

Added: 2006-11-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jp_sucks on 2000-09-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Sysyphus

Mostly easy climbing with two good pitches up high

Added: 2006-11-13

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