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Portent - 5.6 popular

Average Rating = 3.91/5 Average Rating : 3.91 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (46)
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Steve Roper and Andrew Emery, early 60's
Rock
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Bolted
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.93/5
  Rock Quality 3.67/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.13/5

Description:

This has been described as the most enjoyable climb on the wall. Begin where an oak grows against the rock a few feet left of Trauma. It is mostly face climbing with bolts placed every 9-18 feet. Good exposure on this 160 foot climb. There are belay bolts half way up to do the climb in two pitches. VALYGRL's edits: The oak is gone, keeled over in El Nino of 1998.

Submitted by: valygrl on 2006-04-09
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Route ID: 11274

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46 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: mwm88 on 2013-02-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Very fun climbing

My brother and I did this in two pitches. There was nice exposure on the traverse.

Added: 2013-03-20

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: doctor_jimmy on 2013-01-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun Warm Up

Fun easy warm up climb, my first climb at Pinacles

Added: 2013-01-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: w4rmike on 2012-04-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars 1st Time Trying

Very fun and exposed.

Added: 2012-10-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: w4rmike on 2012-08-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars So fun.

I told myself that I could climb this route a million times and not even think of falling, with crumbly rock or not (Pinnacles is known for this, but it is such a well traveled route that I haven't seen any), so I soloed it. It was beautiful, plus you can just walk off.

Added: 2012-10-16

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

5 out of 5 stars -

plug a cam in the bottom crux, and enjoy the view as you cruise on up!

Added: 2012-02-05

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