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Dr. Rubo's Wild Ride - 5.9 popular

Average Rating = 4.62/5 Average Rating : 4.62 out of 5
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Rock
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Mostly traditional with 4 fixed pins on the 3rd pitch traverse.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.70/5
  Scenery 4.60/5
  Fun Factor 4.60/5

Description:

Great 4 pitch tower just behind Coffee Pot Rock, classic hand crack on 2nd pitch.

Descent Options:

Dr. Rubos can now be done with one 60m rope. From the summit rap 100 feet (30 meters) to a large ledge with a two bolt chain anchor, then rap 70 feet to notch between spire and wall.

Submitted by: steelmonkey on 2008-06-20
Views: 2330
Route ID: 9904

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2012-10-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Dr. Rubo's Wild Ride

With Brooke from Boston. Led all the pitches, first two of which were truly stellar. Deserving of inclusion in the triple crown of Sedona. The way we rapped it was climbers left a full 200'. Maybe 40 yrd walk back to base of route. The other side of notch is a shorter rap with a little longer walk back. Afterwards, snuck in behind it to do Santa's Chimney...which is crappy rock, but in an incredible setting. Can't really recommend that one though.

Added: 2012-10-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: 205asobotka on 2012-01-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars dr. rubo

awesome climb, just remember your extenders for the second pitch roof!

Added: 2012-02-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2010-04-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Rubbo's or Roobo's?

Fun route with good rock. I found the face climbing following the second pitch handcrack to be the crux and most heady section. The summit pitch is classic with the mantle in the sky.

Added: 2010-04-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: needrock on 2009-03-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars great climb

seemed more 'hand crack in the back of an offwidth/ squeeze chimney', than it was 'hand crack'. still an amazing route and very fun....and sandbagged!

Added: 2009-03-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: theclaw on 2009-03-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Sick

Great climb, second time up. Led the 2nd and 4th pitch. the splitter hand crack on the second is amazing.

Added: 2009-03-09

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