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Renaissance Direct - 5.7

Average Rating = 3.88/5 Average Rating : 3.88 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 6
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (17)
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Bolts and small to medium gear
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.17/5
  Rock Quality 4.33/5
  Scenery 3.83/5
  Fun Factor 3.83/5

Description:

Start down and right of the large chimney. Climb face past a couple of bolts to a ledge. Climb dihedral to a small roof with nice handcrack. Climb crack to a ledge with a tree and belay. Climb nice 5.6 face to the top. Walk off or rap from two bolts from the top of Hanging Gardens. Bring two ropes if you choose this option. Classic route!

Submitted by: climblouisiana on 2002-08-20
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Views: 1146
Route ID: 22535

17 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: toeknee on 2011-02-25 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars just tagging along on a fun day

I wasn't leading, so might be wrong, but I seem to recall the start didn't have pro for the first 20'. Lots of great little knobbies to climb on so wasn't hard, just kept your attention.

Added: 2011-05-09

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: on_rope on 2005-12-17 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars did first pitch

did a variation just left of #6, all face past 2 bolts up to # 6 belay.(5.9?)

Added: 2010-02-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: d-dub979 on 2008-11-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars nice

Good P1

Added: 2008-11-24

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: chief1210 on 2008-04-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Renaissance Direct

Renaissance Direct

Added: 2008-04-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: djthx on 2008-04-09 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars not the best route in the McDowells

Fells more like a sport climb than a mixed route. There is about a 25ft part on the first pitch for sm to med pro. The second pitch is run out after the forth bolt so you can run it out 40ft to the top or you can take some large cams that go in 15 ft from the top. Two 60 meter ropes tied together will get you down to the ground, just barely. So descend in one rappel at the two glue in rappel rings at the top, left of the where you would put the sling bialy.

Added: 2008-04-09

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