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West Shoulder - 5.10a

Average Rating = 2.00/5 Average Rating : 2.00 out of 5
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Right from the west notch there is a piton and a bolt then gear to the top but not much.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 2.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5


This route starts from a notch on the NW corner of Bell rock. You can find the start by the piton just over head. This first 10 feet is about 5.10 then the rest is 5.6/7 to the top. About 150' and wandering. Stay true to the NW Shoulder of the formation. This route has been there for years, not sure of the FA. You can pitch this route into 2 or 3 pitches. Not a bad idea because of the wandering nature.

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Rappel from the top to the NE. 110" !! Really.

Submitted by: michaelmcguinn on 2007-03-09
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Route ID: 84023

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  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: michaelmcguinn on 2007-03-08 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Bell Rock - West Shoulder

Not to bad. The only hard part is mantle at 10 feet. Watch for some loose parts and the gear can be sparce.

Added: 2007-03-09