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Better Things - 5.10b

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 3
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Paul Wharton, Steve Garvey, 1988
Rock (Trad)
bolts, some small cams (0-3 TCU)
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Black, featured face bout 2/3rds of the way along the wall before the gulley to Catch the Wave, just before diagonal R slanting crack. Face climb past bolts with a few spots to place small cams to intermediate ledge shared with climb to the R. Trend up and R and then cut back L to large grassy ledge. Note this route appears on pages 34-35 in Alaska Rock Climbing Guide copyright 2009.

Descent Options:

double rope rappel.

Submitted by: Paul_W on 2010-09-17
Views: 243
Route ID: 106650

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Paul_W on 1988-07-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Notes on FA

This route was originally bolted on lead using 1/4" bolts and a hand drill with the first bolt 15-20 feet up. I note that this has now been retro bolted and the new, bigger bolts appear to be spaced to better protect this route. Full marks to whomever re-bolted the route! We graded this 5.10b on FA. The Alaska Rock Climbing Guide, copyright 2009, rates this at 5.10a.

Added: 2010-09-17