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pathological optimist - 5.10b

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Austin Sobotka, Aaron Collins
Rock (Sport)
Mostly bolts, a few finger sized pieces after the second bolt will help to protect a potential groundfall before the third bolt. Optional hand sized pieces for the last ten feet
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


On the same formation as the totem pole, left of the original route. Fun and sustained, not quite as technical as the original route but not extensively easier either

Descent Options:

A 60m will just bring you to the ledge before the route, or rap off the original route.

Submitted by: 205asobotka on 2012-12-30
Views: 965
Route ID: 113180

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2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: sonso45 on 2013-02-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Nice route Aaron!

I felt weak before getting on it. Finding the rests gave me enough to pull it off. Fun committing cruxes; well protected.

I protected the final crack where it began. I like small pro...

Added: 2013-02-17

  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
Flash Flash ascent by: 205asobotka on 2012-12-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars ffa

The pathological optimist let me give it a go for the ffa after he finished bolting it and it being top-roped by others. More fun than the original route.

Added: 2012-12-30