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Sunspot Dihedral - 5.11b

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.67/5
  Rock Quality 4.67/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

The dihedral directly to the left of Airstream with the obvious red section near the top

Descent Options:

4th class it to the right to the Red Dihedral descent or rap Venturi Effect with an 80 meter rope

Submitted by: bandidopeco on 2007-07-10
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Route ID: 86993

3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: stevecurtis on 2011-09-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars 500 ft of dihedral

A great route. Softer version of freeway. My partner and I had major screw-up issues. 1. Our rope became irretrievable stuck on the traverse pitch. 2. We forgot our pack at the top of PV, and realized it as we started the last few pitches of red dihedral. Found the Subterranean way back to pick up the pack, and managed to do the ridge traverse in about 10 minutes--third time that afternoon. Got off before dark. Grade felt true to 11 b

BTW, top out on positive vibrations. At the end of Sunspot, there is a large loose block teetering on the left. Head right on a ramp, about 10 ft below this block. Turn the arete, clip a bolt, and do the last magnificent pitch of PV.

Added: 2011-09-01

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: A-Bowl on 2009-08-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great style of climb!

Tried leading every pitch a week before and fell at the crux mini sport route... kinda hard to punch it but its what you gotta do. Came back this time and traded pitches for the send. You can pull it off in 5 pitches to the top of the huge corner and a little blocky 6th pitch to the top. The middle corner pitch before the sunspot is amazing... the best pitch ive done on the hulk thus far. the second time around there was a pos vibes traffic jam so we did an alternative start to the left that goes up and right and goes through some fun 10.dish lieback stuff that warms you up proper. you can stretch that 300 ft with some simuling or an 80m to a rap station up and left from the standard second pitch rings of pos vibes. from there its a 30ft runout to pro and back onto the route.... fun variation that sets you up well for a fast send. All in all, good clean hard fun that is pretty painless although the final blocky stuff is more like 4+ and some of it should be roped up for and its not so fun. you can rap this with two 70s from top of the corner or you can send it with one 70 and rap the venturi effect with a single. have fun.

Added: 2009-08-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: bandidopeco on 2007-07-04 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Nice July 4th venture

watch the rope drag on the traversing pitch

Added: 2007-07-10