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Too Tough To Die - 5.10c

Average Rating = 4.62/5 Average Rating : 4.62 out of 5
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Mixed pro: Single BD Camalots from .5 to 3" along with a set of nuts, 10 quickdraws and 5 slings
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.29/5
  Rock Quality 4.57/5
  Scenery 4.71/5
  Fun Factor 4.43/5

Description:

Start lies between Absinthe of Mallet and Ewephoria (somewhat closer to Ewephoria) at the base of a large madrone tree. You can tell when you are at the start by seeing the first 4 bolts of this climb. The first 3 bolts are tightly spaced off the deck no more than 15 feet off the ground. Trend to the right towards a small tree on the face. The fourth bolt lies on the lip of a small, green lichened roof about 40 feet up. Clipping the 4th bolt leads you into a leftward arching crack system that takes great trad protection. Will probably use the rack only on the first pitch, the remaining pitches are almost exclusively bolted. All belays have double bolted Metolius rap hangers. This route faces Northwest so it does not see any sun until late morning (in winter).

Descent Options:

walk off the back, down and left on a great trail.

Submitted by: willywilderness on 2006-03-13
Last Modified: 2009-11-26
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Route ID: 60814

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2012-12-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars 6th pitch only

Wow, what a pitch. hard crux move, followed by a crack (lay it back? climb it straight? Either way, it's a little bit hard). Then you have an amazing slab finish (follow the right most set of bolts up close to the very exposed arete). I was very happy to finish this pitch...tired after climbing all day.

Added: 2012-12-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lucander on 2010-12-27 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Too Tough to Die

I think that this is listed 5.10- somewhere, but whatever the grade this climb is a lot of fun. Just about every pitch is tough, but there is rarely any sustained difficult climbing without good gear nearby. The final pitch crescendo gets a lot of attention. Found the crux to be low on the first pitch, moving past three closely spaced bolts.

Added: 2011-03-01

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: jcunni10 on 2004-10-17 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars awsome climb

fun, can get windy

Added: 2008-09-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: laurelja on 2006-10-29 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars fun stuff

Smoocjie and the group went out for the birthday weekend and did this one. First pitch vewy scawey. But the rest is well protected and enjoyed the lead

Added: 2007-11-22

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: scotchie on 2007-05-06 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Awesome climb!

2 Roofs, 2 thin traverse crux sections, crack climbing, slab, and chickenheads make for interesting, varied climbing. This is bolted at the 2 cruxes (on p1/p2), so it is ideal for a 5.10 sport / 5.7 trad climber. Oh, and Cochise has such a beautiful view!

Added: 2007-07-04

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