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The Acid Test - 5.12b

Average Rating = 4.80/5 Average Rating : 4.80 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.20/5
  Rock Quality 4.20/5
  Scenery 4.80/5
  Fun Factor 4.80/5

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Submitted by: hawthorne5630 on 2006-01-09
Last Modified: 2011-05-16
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Route ID: 73117

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: A-Bowl on 2011-05-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Full Value...

I thought this route was amazing. Less chalk than most classics at the forks... taller... stellar movement and a full challenge all the way up to the final jugs. The start wasn't so bad.. seems as though it has been cleaned up over the years. A real battle for me on this one. Dig deep for it.

Added: 2011-05-28

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

5 out of 5 stars such a line!

Have TRed multiple times this highly aesthetic line. My sole lead attempt resulted in a fall on the 5.9 exit move less than 10 ft from the top because I was so pumped I couldn't hang on. Never mustered the courage to try again as the "cube" start is 25 feet of hell, whether you go right or left - just too dangerous no matter how strong you are. I suppose you could push back into the pool if you popped off (??) This is a top-5 route for the Forks and a must for any visiting thin crack afficianado.

Added: 2007-05-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: pk_davidson on 1981-10-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars First Ascent

We TR'd due to sketchy bottom.
Heinz Zak happened to be there the day we were playing on it (actually went on sight no falls but on a TR, who cares...)

He did the first "true" ascent, as in lead, of the problem, including the desperet dangerous 5.10 cube start. He called the route "Ice Cream Dreams".

And the route is not Acid Test Crack but just
The Acid Test...

As for the date, it's a wild guess...

Added: 2007-01-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: crackmd on 2006-12-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Acid Test Crack

Fantastic feature with multiple cruxes. Tr'd once then lead it on my first attempt.

Added: 2006-12-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: blondeflag1970 on 2006-12-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars I still haven't lead this mo fo... very hard for me for some reason

Hardest route for me at the Forks. I cant get my fingers in the lower tips crack. Desperate!!

Added: 2006-12-05

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