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The Watusi - 5.12b

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 11
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Rock
thin wires and TCUs, a couple med. friends
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.33/5

Description:

start right of the Equalizer. Climb thin crack system to small ledge atop pillar. climb the finger crack to the left until possible to reach a jug out right. turn the roof on the left.

Submitted by: crackwhore on 2002-01-06
Views: 628
Route ID: 10087

3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: crackmd on 2007-05-21 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars helpful tickmarks

There was an obvious tickmark indicating a real key placement. Would I have sent this route without it? Who knows? Guess I'll have to call this one a flash rather than an onsight. Bomber pro the whole way but it took some thought to place it. Fantastic climbing. Not too strenuous for 5.12.

Added: 2007-05-21

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: cragmar on 2004-05-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars what a dance!

I concur with prior post. TRed many times before mustering courage to fiddle with tiny gear on the lead. It felt much more exposed leading through summit roof than when on TR. Not for the faint of heart or folks lacking patience to fiddle with their nuts!

Added: 2007-05-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: blondeflag1970 on 2006-12-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Finally lead it!!

I TR'ed this thing many times and have never fallen. Spicy,run out at crux. When I finally did it on lead it wasn't to bad but I did Elvis a bit. I knew that I had it though!! Im psyched to have RP'ed it though. Great,technical route!

Added: 2006-12-27