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Spice Box - 5.10b

Average Rating = 3.73/5 Average Rating : 3.73 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 10
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (11)
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Rock (Sport)
G
3
12 quickdraws/runners on glue-in bolts. Rope drag is a concern, it's a long pitch that wanders a bit.
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.45/5
  Rock Quality 3.09/5
  Scenery 3.09/5
  Fun Factor 4.09/5

Description:

Walk south to furthest section of Headwall where it forms a giant dihedral. Begin climbing the white granite just right of the dihedral on 2 bolts (50'). Pitch 2 has great edges and steep rock with 11 bolts (105'). Pitch 3 has a couple bolts to top out on the Headwall (40').

Descent Options:

Rap the route with a 60m, caution on second and longest rap, it just puts you on the main ledge.

Submitted by: sonso45 on 2008-06-30
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Views: 1484
Route ID: 82051

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: chief1210 on 2011-02-08 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Spicebox

best route at camelback

Added: 2011-02-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: sed on 2010-11-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars fun and consistent

Great fun manny, I can see you put a lot of work into cleaning and planning the bolt placements, it's not just a good route for camelback, it's a good route period.


Added: 2010-11-09

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mikemikaels on 2010-03-29 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Sooooo good.

Soft, extremely fun.

Added: 2010-03-29

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: CKleppe115 on 2009-06-05 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars First Lead Climb

This was my first lead climb...my friends were arguing if i should lead it or not so i harnessed up and went for it. Totally nailed!

Added: 2009-06-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: KLYMERGURL on 2008-03-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great Way to Spend Easter

Really well protected 3 pitch 5.10b in shade towards the end of the Headwall. We free soloed first pitch as it was barely 5th class. 2nd pitch is long with sustained 5.10 movements. One VERY hard spot for shorter people but my 6 foot tall partner had no problem with it.
3rd pitch very easy and short to get on top off headwall. Rappel off of 2nd pitch is long and just barely reaches the ground with a 60 meter rope so be cautious!
Really fun route, sustained, and in the shade but still a little chossy so wear a helmet when you're belaying!

Added: 2008-03-24

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