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Peter's Ladder - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Ramp system on South end of the Acropolis. Dirty but the roof problem makes it worth it. For pitch one you can climb easy ramp (5.6) and set up a belay anchor wherever convenient or stretch it out to the anchors for Rad OW(about 180 feet). If you stretch it out use some long runners to avoid rope drag. Right before the anchors there is a roof with a bolt that is missing a hanger, but is protectable with a #1 quite well for the 5.9 fun and exposed move. You can rap down Rad OW from there or continue up a short and grovely 5.8 pitch about 60 feet to an anchor that is a drilled angle and a bolt. You can then do 2 raps down Flight of the Anasazi with a 60 meter rope. The Peter's ladder route continues to the top up ledgey cracks systems, path unknown?

Submitted by: markguycan on 2008-03-15
Last Modified: 2010-02-19
Views: 817
Route ID: 92500

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: markguycan on 2010-02-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars best and worst!

I have to admit that about half the rock on this route really sucks, the rest is really nice desert varnish!
It makes for a less commiting alternative to reach the anchors of Rad OW, if you care for a TR.

Added: 2010-02-23