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Stroke it Gently - 5.10b

Average Rating = 3.71/5 Average Rating : 3.71 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 3
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (8)
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Rock (Trad)
R
5
small to medium gear, try cams and stoppers a must. 1 bolt on 4th pitch.
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

p1Climb Dihedral (same as Glory Road)to one bolt belay on ledge. P2 Step up and left into a nice strenuous crack that eventually moves left to a bolted belay.P3 Go Left and then up a flake that protects well, then another crack for the last peace of gear before 5.7 face up to a two bolt belay on a nice ledge 285 ft. Huge Exposure best part of the climb. P4 up run out face to bolt to right moving seem to top. Climb up interesting rock to top. P5 Will need to make a anchor with med size cams. Move right to the rap station of the Glory Road. A belay is advisable on the down climb to the rap station.

Descent Options:

Rap off the backside and descend west then south then east. Classic Route!!

Submitted by: joshklingbeil on 2008-05-05
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Route ID: 22537

8 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
Onsight Onsight ascent by: 205asobotka on 2013-02-09 (View Climbing Log)

1 out of 5 stars meh

wasn't very impressed with the route. first pitch was sort of enjoyable although super easy, second was just sort of difficult but not very provocative, third was alright, fourth was ridiculous (granted i did link 4 and 5 on account of not realizing it was actually supposed to be split, which resulted in bad rope drag and a frustrating flake to get the rope out of). i wouldn't recommend it, just for the fact that its a bit of a trek out there for mediocre climbing t best. but if you must; i found the gear to be sort of finicky on p2, seemed like nuts would have worked well, so bring some.

Added: 2013-02-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: sun2stone on 2012-03-14 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars a must do ,

really like to hike in light, top out and exit at the Key slot rap and key slot hike return to TH. Upped my Trad ability on this one, but the only crux is 15 ft of layback getting into start of vertical crack. top anchor P2 is 3bolts ,1new. As always here, be able to climb the grade so as to enjoy the R of P4,but the traverse finish just relaxes you, enjoy the view.


Added: 2012-03-17

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: kubok13 on 2011-01-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars none

led pitches 1 & 3
followed 2 & 4 cleanly

Added: 2011-01-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: RyanJames1984 on 2010-11-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great northeast facing route.

Good rock and heady climbing on pitch 4. Lead pitch 2 clean.

Added: 2010-11-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: nbujak on 2010-02-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars stroke it gently, az

Fun route. Pitch two was the best. The rest of the route was not as good but still fun. Came down in the dark. Thats what happens when you start climbing after 3pm and you are hungover. lol.

Added: 2010-02-09

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