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Iguanadon - 5.10d

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
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Difficult but adequate - barely! Wires and medium cams - up-to-date will and prayer recommended.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery (Not Rated)
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Start at #170. A striking natural line up to the giant Iguana Head block at the top. Climbed from the ground up by Kaandorp and Zabrok in 1982, this climb is still best described in Dave Smart's words: "Place what you can and ponder the frailty of mortality before striking boldly up the vague corner..." An important tick on the aspiring hardman's list. Great route Pete. How is the piton at the top? Maybe someone should place a bolt there, although I don't remeber if there are back up pro possibilities. Pete?

Submitted by: brews on 2006-08-18
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Route ID: 11916

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  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: alexoverhere on 2010-08-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars shit my pants a little less this time

i don't know why this route is so scary -- the guidebook description and awkward pro don't help. i set two hb offsets in a weird orientation and slung a small crimper-flake. you get to place the pro from good stances below committing sequences, and there's a fixed nut and a piton, so the danger is probably all psychological. the piton seemed good -- i took a series of increasing longer falls on it when i first tried the route to build confidence for the finish (committing but not hard).

Added: 2010-08-03