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Desperado - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.25/5 Average Rating : 4.25 out of 5
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5 bolts
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 3.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

This route's like one of those 'choose your own adventure' routes. If you climb straight to the bolts, you've got yourself a 5.9 climb, if you bypass the second bolt and go up over the mungy area, you've got a 5.7 The crux, according to Slater's book, is this second bolt. Pretty nice beginning lead climb. Continue upward for Fields of Fire (5.8, 2 bolts).

Submitted by: maculated on 2002-01-29
Views: 883
Route ID: 11414

9 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
Flash Flash ascent by: el_pirata on 2012-02-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars -

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Added: 2012-02-05

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: el_pirata on 2011-10-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars -

stay left for good holds, hang right (towards the streak) for fun, thin holds! lots of fun variations on this route

Added: 2011-10-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: pmcheng on 2007-08-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Easy to cheat on this one

I thinkI did the 5.7 route, but I could see how it could have been a lot harder

Added: 2007-12-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: off_center on 2007-03-25 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Desperado . . . why don't you come to your senses . . .

For some reason I could never get myself to go straight up over the second bolt, only the 5.7 variation. Also, if you try to do this route shortly after a rain, you will end up leaving gear :(

Added: 2007-03-25

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: romain on 2005-07-13 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

led the 5.7 variation (some runouts) then TRd the 5.9 route.

Witnessed by: Matthew Fienup
Added: 2005-07-13

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