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Big Ben - 5.7

Average Rating = 3.25/5 Average Rating : 3.25 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.25/5
  Rock Quality 2.50/5
  Scenery 3.75/5
  Fun Factor 3.50/5

Description:

Two pitch climb up very featured wall. First pitch is great featured and exposed crack to nice belay ledge. Second pitch continues up widening crack to top belay in notch. Great pro placements for fun beginning trad. 200' Rap down from top of Charles Two/ Anne.

Submitted by: fritzski on 2006-05-22
Views: 946
Route ID: 37587

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  Safety Rating PG13
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Second Second ascent by: mgmartin on 2008-11-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Same as always

Thorny brush on the belay ledge is getting obnoxious !

Added: 2008-11-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: KLYMERGURL on 2008-11-02 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Interesting Adventure

Good trad placements. First pitch is pretty classic with TONS of face features as well as crack work. We traversed from ramp to begin with over to crack and then headed up. Nice belay ledge with Acacia and shiny solid bolt. Second pitch was very laidback until halfway up when it changes to offwidth crack. We decided to go left there and traverse over and up. Don't know what we ended up on but the pro was good and the climbing was okay with lots of exposure towards the end (lots of loose stuff!). Rappell is over Charles II (not Henry VIII like the QCC Book says it is on the map) and is a TWO ROPE RAPPEL. There is a bolt more than halfway down but it's lonely with nothing else to sling easily.

Added: 2008-11-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: AZrockclimber1988 on 2007-10-13 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars It was great till the off width top.

Followed the first pitch and lead the first half of the second pitch. Did not feel like getting down and dirty with the off width, with no cam larger then a BD 4. Made anchor on ledge and then decided to rappel from there.

Added: 2007-10-16

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: sed on 2003-12-14 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

fun climbing and easily protected.

Added: 2003-12-14

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  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: lindajft on 2003-10-13 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2003-10-13

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