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Positive Vibrations (IV 5.11) - 5.11a

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Lots of handcracks intermixed with techy face climbing. Feels at least as hard as the Rostrum. Long pitches, up to 200 feet if you follow the book. Rope drag can be a problem, so take plenty of long slings. There are 5.11 cruxes on the 3rd and 6th pitches. On the 3rd pitch, it is easier to traverse high as opposed to low at the crux. the 6th pitch crux is another traverse, leading to thin fingers and a move out left to a ledge. This is a classic climb, and feels hard for the grade. At the top of the face, stay left of the ridge crest while heading for the summit; there are many finishing variations.

Submitted by: david_smithrock on 2006-08-27
Views: 442
Route ID: 78598

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: monicaj on 2009-08-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars pos v.

Only led part of one pitch and the second crux. I thought the second crux was the easiest part of the climb. The rest of the pitches were so sustained!

Added: 2009-09-16

Red Point Red Point ascent by: david_smithrock on 2006-08-03 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Took 15 pitches due to rope drag. Got all the cruxes, but had to hang and backclean on a 10c section due to drag. Hard for the grade!

Witnessed by: Dave
Added: 2006-08-03