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Comfortably Numb - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.56/5 Average Rating : 4.56 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (25)
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Rock
PG13
trad, toproping
85
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.35/5
  Rock Quality 4.29/5
  Scenery 4.41/5
  Fun Factor 4.71/5

Description:

Start: 20' right of Hairbrained, at the base of the wall. Climb the center of a steep slab to a ledge, then wander up the steep wall to the top. Normally top roped, as protection is difficult on the slab portion. Most climb the Standard Route (5.6), on the north side, and then setup the TR. Be aware that you won't be able to rap to the ground, or belay from the ground, on Comfortably Numb without at least a 60m rope. The belay is most often setup on the boulder that over looks the route (about a quarter of the way up), just down and to the left of the Standard Route.

Submitted by: furryfrisbee on 2004-02-10
Last Modified: 2006-11-18
Views: 1938
Route ID: 18539

25 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: njari on 2013-10-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Comfortably Numb

A classic! TR'ed with a 60M rope. Note for leaders: there is an old piton about 40M up. There are some thin placement options before it, but nothing that looked super solid.

Added: 2013-10-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: jayhawk70 on 2013-04-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars favorite climb at Sand Rock

Best to top rope. climb pin chimney or the standard route. Anchors are about 6-8ft over the edge. trailed a rope to rap down to the anchors and set up my top rope anchor. Love the crux on this route. Alittle pumpy on the forearms.

Added: 2013-04-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: twelvestringtex on 2012-12-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Onsight solo

Great route, feeling the pump clock ticking really got me in the mood to climb effeciently, let loose a little, and really throw down on this route. rather a bit tough for the grade, or i could have just been a little off-route on the finish.

Soloed a second time a couple weekends later... this feels significantly harder than Oyster or Gravy Train (which I onsight soloed). for the area, I feel this would be a 5.10a/b (or I was off-route, i've only climbed it twice. sometimes, when soloing, "whatever works" is worth more than "the right way" if you feel the pump clock ticking, and just want to get to the next rest)

Added: 2012-12-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: capacassan on 2012-06-14 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Comfortably Numb

super classy,

Added: 2012-06-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: satch on 2007-10-09 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars exciting runout start

great route

Added: 2010-03-09

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