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Wrestling with an Alligator - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (5)
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Rock (Sport)
G
Bolts/Anchors
55
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.20/5
  Rock Quality 4.20/5
  Scenery 3.60/5
  Fun Factor 4.40/5

Description:

Located to right of Steele Crossing. Climb up 10ft to ledge. Climb pocketed face to anchors. 5.8/5.9 The boulders at the top look sketchy but are solid.

Submitted by: mrhungus on 2005-12-19
Last Modified: 2012-02-10
Views: 729
Route ID: 69005

5 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: watchoutforllamas on 2010-12-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun Route with cool boulders

You can scramble up the boulder if you go to the right side to make it an easier start up or you can make a few unprotected moves up to the ledge. From there you have a really cool face with lots of pockets.

Added: 2012-02-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: swedrocker06 on 2008-09-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars nice view

pick good holds,

Added: 2009-08-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: critterdude542 on 2009-04-16 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars 5.9

Fun climb with a cool ledge. good moves on good holds. the boulder at the top creeps me out. gets wet after a rain

Added: 2009-04-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jolery on 2009-02-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars nice easy route for Shepherd Springs

This was a fun short bolted route. Climb up to a big ledge, clip first bolt from ledge, then straight up. Transitioning from the cliff face to the giant boulder where the anchors are, there's a long, pointy boulder sticking out over the edge - great hold, a little scary as it's resting on a slope and isn't really big.

Added: 2009-02-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: sdonis on 2009-02-08 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars unique climb

only about 20 feet of it is climbing. loved the huge boulder at the top.

Added: 2009-02-08