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**Pump Handles - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.46/5 Average Rating : 3.46 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (19)
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Rock (Trad)
G
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Medium to large gear (up to #4 Camalot or equivalent)
60
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.90/5
  Scenery 2.90/5
  Fun Factor 3.90/5

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
Views: 1467
Route ID: 29286

19 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: isara on 2014-10-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great first 5.9 trad lead new

Very obvious line with great pro the whole way. I've only led a few 5.9 trade leads but compared to routes like golden locks (5.9) at t wall or ox stone crack (5.8+) at Leda this is super chill. Great fun though.

Added: 2014-10-16

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

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