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Between a Rock and a Hard place - 5.11a

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (8)
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Rock (Sport)
G
1
Bolted
90
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 2.33/5
  Scenery 3.83/5
  Fun Factor 3.50/5

Description:

Good face route that is somewhat long. Has some loose rock at the bottom. A 2" piece is nice to protect between 2nd and 3rd bolt.

Descent Options:

Rap

Submitted by: polarwid on 2006-04-09
Last Modified: 2013-01-06
Views: 1180
Route ID: 11268

8 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: stevecurtis on 2013-03-07 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars some poor rock

OK route. A committing move on choss at about the 4th bolt.

Added: 2013-03-07

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: brandom on 2010-02-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Nice moves punctuated with a few power moves.

Good climb, especially since it is so close to the newbie-prone Portent!

Added: 2010-03-23

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: under_score on 2009-05-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Hit it in the morning.

The start of the climb is in full shade, but the last two-thirds of the climb bear the brunt of the afternoon sun. Sweaty hands on a hot day could make this a letter or two harder. Also, look out for wasps about two-thirds up. View on top is superb.

Added: 2009-05-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: salamanizer on 2008-04-20 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Crumbly

Thought the first buldge was the crux as opposed to the one listed in the book. Anyway, medium rock quality (for choss) and a couple distinct features to surrmount made for an alright route.

Added: 2008-04-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: marmolada on 2008-03-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars -

The rock is not the best for the first 10 feet but then it gets very good. An optional cam (n. 2 Camalot C4) can be easily placed in the horizontal crack between the first and second bolt. Too bad I didn't pull hard and missed the onsight...

Added: 2008-03-17

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