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***Medusa Tree - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Small to medium gear (nuts, tricams, cams); ring anchors.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5


Starts about 50' right of a huge blocky pillar. Climb a face with some cracks to a large horizontal flake; move left and up over a bulge (crux) using a handcrack, then up and right to anchors. 5.11 variation: instead of moving left and up the crack, go straight up using a thin crack and slopers and continue to anchors. FA: Rich Gottlieb, Chick Holtkamp.

Submitted by: saxfiend on 2006-10-07
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Route ID: 80257

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3 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: forkliftdaddy on 2010-12-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun route

We did this in winter with no sun, a mistake, but the route was still great. Bomber nut at the crux.

Added: 2011-01-02

  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2009-11-07 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Good deal

The pro at the crux is an interseting affair, kind of difficult to place and kind of manky. Fortunately a beefy cam can be placed down and away so the fall wouldn't be too bad. I would have to disagree with the 3 star rating which is Watford's max.

Added: 2009-11-09

Flash Flash ascent by: saxfiend on 2006-10-07 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Excellent climb, it was cool to try something new at Jamestown. Seconded Greg's lead, I think I'm ready to lead it next time.

Witnessed by: Greg Allen
Added: 2006-10-07