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Tone of the Bell**** - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Rock
8 bolts, 2 bolt rap (use runners or long draws on 3rd & 4th bolts to reduce drag)
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Considered one of the premier "classic" 5.9+ sport routes in AZ. Not only are the views and surroundings unbeatable, but it's also long (95') and sustained in difficulty. It is the tall spire that is located at the lower left of the opening to the area. Bolts are camoflaged and very difficult to spot until standing right under them. Access the start by scrambling down into bottom of water gulley. Climb vertical seams to 3rd bolt, then angle up and left to access sloping ledge and 4th bolt. Straight up pocketed face to top. Pockets abound, avoid any loose finger flakes above the ledge.

Submitted by: fritzski on 2006-03-08
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Route ID: 32495

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4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: climball on 2011-10-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars WOW

Where is this 8th bolt? My partner and I only saw 7. Climbed through the obvious first six bolts, then it was a ways to the 7th bolt on lower angle climbing, then another little ways to the anchors. Like all the routes here; bold. oh, and sandbagged. But that's just old-school PHX ratings.

Added: 2011-11-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: sed on 2008-03-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars great route

i'd give it 5.9+ with the consistency of the climb. the bolts are far enough apart to make it exciting although close by zonerland standards. great views and exposure. last climb of the day so i hung at the crux bolt for a needed rest.

Added: 2008-03-23

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: fritzski on 2006-02-24 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Pulled a flake while clipping the 6th bolt and took about a 30 footer. Ended upside down with a little rock rash, but all okay. Small bolts held like champs. My bad - plenty of pockets, no need to use the small flakes.

Added: 2006-02-24

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: gambler on 1991-02-03 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Killer

Added: 1991-02-03