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Towering Inferno - 5.11b

Average Rating = 4.25/5 Average Rating : 4.25 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.33/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.17/5
  Fun Factor 4.33/5

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5 pitches of climbing making it the longest route in the gorge. 5.11a - 11a - 10d - 11b - 11a. Guidebook says one 55m rope will work for the raps...it might???. A 60m got me within 12" of a couple of the belay stations. One 60m rope will keep it safe and land you at the stations.

Submitted by: slhappy on 2004-11-18
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Route ID: 13659

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  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mdalby on 2012-04-30 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars na

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Added: 2012-04-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: salamanizer on 2010-11-26 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good route

The hand traverse was unique though I kept skipping bolts on accident, I didn't see them I guess. You don't need many anyway as the traverse is mostly 5.9. Nowhere near 5.11 like the book says. The second pitch was a good pitch but after that the route went to choss with some good climbing in between. The grades on this one were pretty soft for every pitch. I liked it anyway.

Added: 2010-11-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: kvochatzer on 2010-06-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars super traversing

only did the first pitch. doing so seemed to require a 70 m rope. long space between most bolts. very cool climbing. hard to communicate with belayer with the creek noise underneath. lots of nettles below. grab a stick and swat a bunch down below the lower off point.

Added: 2010-07-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: stevecurtis on 2010-03-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars rope solo

I though that the beginning of the fourth pitch was the only 5.11 climbing on this one. Most of the route is superb, with a few areas of cruddy rock high.

Added: 2010-04-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: monicaj on 2009-05-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Sweet route

Beautiful, the hand traverse was rad and all the rest of the pitches were amazing too.

Added: 2009-05-04

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