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Elephant Ear - 5.11d

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 4
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure (Not Rated)
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery (Not Rated)
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


(5.11d) Climb the blank-looking bulge. Interesting finesse moves start up the left side of a quasi-prowl before crossing back to the right side of the prowl to an obvious jug, and a good rest stance beneath said bulge. Tend leftward, using minimal pockets (crux) to reach better holds, and pull above the bulge, and much easier climbing to the belay. Variation (5.11a): From the good rest stance beneath the bulge, tend right just a tad to gain height, and pull back left when the chance affords. This variation will pull you away from the bolt for a moment or two, which will likely be scary, and probably a good reason to persevere with the original line rather than cheating-up the line of least resistance.

Submitted by: jimmyray on 2006-09-11
Views: 609
Route ID: 29439

4 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.11d
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: seanymak on 2009-08-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Battle of the Bulge

Sweet crap pocket for a cool reach. I like I love it I want some more of it.

Added: 2009-08-30

  Difficulty 5.11d
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: zeubanks on 2008-08-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Elephant Ear

Nice. Very technical and sequential.

Added: 2008-08-19

  Difficulty 5.11d
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: jamaica on 2007-05-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars technical and sequencey

be mindful of your feet

Added: 2007-05-20

Onsight Onsight ascent by: jimmyray on 2006-09-11 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2006-09-11