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The Abyss - 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 47
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Moderate nuts, cams and hexes, aliens a must
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


An overhanging crack that travles diagonally south to north up the rock into a dark recess (the Abyss) under a samll roof. place a couple pieces, head back out over your right shoulder and around the arette. A little exposure here. Mantle onto the ledge and the rest is easy.

Submitted by: krillen on 2006-03-04
Views: 1355
Route ID: 11755

3 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: dray2009 on 2014-05-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Interesting Route

The crux is the start, and potentially an ankle-breaker (or worse) if you should slip. A small nut protects you. This is followed by balanced moves left and up to a pumpy, tricky transition into a layback flake. A hand jam is your friend to aid your transition up into the flakes. Then up to the 'abyss." I've gone to traversing under the roof/block/abyss... there's good gear, and it's an exciting traverse. Protect your second with gear on both ends of the traverse. 5.7ish to the top. After the tricky start, the gear on the rest of the route is great, and a worthy 5.10 on the crag. As with other routes on the crag, may be harder for short people. I consider the route 10b.

Added: 2014-05-11

  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: dahinton on 2006-11-25 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Ascent Notes:

Great sustained bottom, and a little heady going around the big block. Make sure you don't get he rope stuck behind the big block!

Added: 2006-11-27

Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: krillen on 2001-09-08 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Great climb, harder than it looks, that's a wicked layback and I had to do it during the ladybug infestation of '01! The feet are pretty good, once you pass the first bulge place a yellow alien.

I had to sit at the first bulge ona medium nut (5 or 6?).

Witnessed by: Doug Osburne
Added: 2001-09-08