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Direct Route - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
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Bolts, lots of chickenheads, a few shallow pockets for small cams.
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.67/5

Description:

This route reaches the very top of the rock, there's 4 pitches. The first pitch has a bit of slab climbing with bolts for pro (there are some pockets for small cams). The secon pitch is just a very short traverse. The third pitch is a vertical 5.9 wall that is very well protected with bolts, although chickenheads abound. The fourth pitch is very easy (think 5.0-5.4), and has no artificial protection, chickenheads are slung as pro sometimes.

Descent Options:

there's a bolt on the top to rappel from. The rappel goes BEHIND the wall, down another, single-pitch route. Afterwards, there's a walk-off to the right (westward)

Submitted by: sky7high on 2007-05-05
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Route ID: 85629

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4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: tommymac on 2013-03-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great exposure and views!

A really fun 5.9 with great views and an interesting mix of climbing on the 4 pitches. It's well bolted - you really don't need any trad gear. Can sling a few chicken heads but really for psychological reasons only. it's a safe route.

Added: 2013-03-31

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: AL_SAHMUD on 2008-10-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Divertida, interesante y vista espectacular

Divertida, interesante y vista espectacular.

Added: 2008-10-13

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating R
Red Point Red Point ascent by: sky7high on 2007-07-14 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars ascent

I led it this time, with 3 other people. I gotta say, I was a scared just a bit on the X sections on the first pitch. Built a "just in case" anchor out of two chickenheads at the top pitch.

Added: 2007-07-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: sky7high on 2007-05-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun!

it's a great route with a breathtaking scenery at the top.

Added: 2007-05-05