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**Pump Handles - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.42/5 Average Rating : 3.42 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (18)
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Rock (Trad)
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Medium to large gear (up to #4 Camalot or equivalent)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.44/5
  Rock Quality 3.78/5
  Scenery 2.67/5
  Fun Factor 3.78/5

Description:

As the name suggests, the holds are bomber on this route (once you get past the start). Lots of great placements for gear.

Starts just left of Kennel Club, directly below a prominent slot at the top of the wall. Climb a short corner up to a vertical crack; continue up the crack to the overhanging slot, and pull through it on good holds to the top.

Descent Options:

The beefy bolted anchors at the top have no rap rings, so top out and head to the east end of the block to find a rap station.

Submitted by: saxfiend on 2007-03-26
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Route ID: 29286

18 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: twelvestringtex on 2012-12-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Onsight Solo

tricky start, interesting moves all the way. soloed 3x today

Added: 2012-12-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: jwho2004 on 2012-08-27 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Big holds

Funtime

Added: 2012-08-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: bigredscowboy on 2011-11-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars .

not difficult but intimidating at the grade. CAMP tricams are perfect here.

Added: 2011-11-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: satch on 2008-08-09 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars freaking fun

good natural line

Added: 2010-03-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jkdfjkdfjkdfjkd on 2009-07-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Opening is thin

People who say this is 5.7 probably didn't lead it on gear. The opening is thin, with marginal gear, and slightly tenous moves...enough of a combination to wake you up. The top, despite the notes here, is fine as long as you keep moving and use the good holds available to you...it feels a little spooky because your last piece is 8 feet below and underneath you, as the top bulges a little. The final move on sloper could feel scary if you were pumped, I suppose. I belayed from the top, and rapped from there using the anchors, no problem. We used to rap by slinging the horn...the anchors are better.

Added: 2009-07-21

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