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Positive Vibrations - 5.11a popular

Average Rating = 4.80/5 Average Rating : 4.80 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.89/5
  Rock Quality 4.67/5
  Scenery 4.89/5
  Fun Factor 4.78/5

Description:

If you like crack climbs this is a great route. It has everything except offwidth. First 2 pitches can be combined with a 200' rope. Can rap the route from top of pitch 5 with 2 ropes. Anchors at top of pitch 5 are hangers so if you rap from here you'll need to leave something. (But why would you want to rap?) I have it on good authority that you can rap from the top of the route if you go approx 60 ft right and either leave something or bring a drill and establish a rap station. Rap 130 feet to the anchors on a new route right of Positive Vibrations. Rap this route to the terrace at the top of pitch 5 on Positive Vibrations then continue down on Positive Vibrations. (you may need to leave short slings or other devices as the stations on the new route are set up with 2 bolts w/hangers as belay stations not rap stations) If you chose to do the traditional decent stay on the west side of the ridge as you traverse. Some down climbing is required.

Submitted by: johnr9q on 2004-11-22
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Route ID: 56248

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: gogalac on 2013-08-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars positive vibes

amazing! i led the first four pitches onsight and clean. tim took over for the last four pitches. first four were less sustained and more or less had boulder problem cruxes. tim's pitches were sustained crack climbing. never having climbed granite cracks, i hung on the upper three pitches. it was an awesome day. we could not find the traverse over to the red dihedral finish and so rappelled with another party.

Added: 2013-08-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: stevecurtis on 2013-08-26 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Beware the 5.10 pitches.

I thought the crux pitches were easier than some of the 5.10. For me with thick fingers, the hardest pitch was the second.
fun route, but we hit a windy cold smokey day.

Added: 2013-08-26

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ninjah on 2010-08-28 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars leading all the 11a pitchs and onsight!

one fall! and we rapped down 12.c with a 70m

Added: 2011-03-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: zealotnoob on 2009-09-14 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars pulled it off!

climbing this route was a wild ass goal of mine and my partner's. we climbed up to the second crux with no falls. one lead fall at the crux before getting the sequence right. I rested on the rope up high on some of the easier pitches due to being thrashed. But we pulled it off, climbing the last hard pitch as it was getting dark. Spectacular climbing.

Added: 2010-11-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: canmoron on 2009-09-14 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars The real deal

This route is one of the finest on the continent. The only route I've done of comparable quality is Sunshine Crack in the Bugaboos.

Added: 2009-09-14

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