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First Sister-Center Route - 5.4

Average Rating = 3.62/5 Average Rating : 3.62 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 2.83/5
  Rock Quality 3.83/5
  Scenery 3.83/5
  Fun Factor 3.50/5

Description:

This route can be started on the left and then traverse right (2 bolts) to join the center route. Or you can climb directly up the center to the chute (5.3 no protection) to join the route. This is a true Pinnacles classic and is probably the most popular climb in the park. There are two bolts on each side of the top for double-rope rappels. You can also rappel off the short backside and downclimb the chimney.

Submitted by: polarwid on 2003-02-06
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Route ID: 12109

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: leoand23 on 2013-11-09 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars nice warmup w good view

Second time to the top of 1st Sister. This time from the right past a couple of new bolts. I traversed left to join the center route to the top. Bolts are very old and rusted but it is easy terrain. Next time will try straight up all the way starting at the right of center route.

Added: 2013-11-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: mwm88 on 2013-02-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun Warm Up

My brother and I did this in two pitches just for practice. I led the first and my brother led the second.

Added: 2013-03-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: Superpedro on 2011-05-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Run out stuff with our variation

Nico lead, I followed. (Route n 225-226 in the topo)

Starting by climbing from the right side of the pillar, leaving the 2 bolts of the "variation" on our right side. Put a nut in the rock on top of the pillar. Then climb up to the "possible belay" made of 2 bolts. (very run out, a fall would bring you back to ground - although this is not very hard, like 5.4).
-- Nico actually did a variation to clip the bolt just at the right of the left route intermediary belay --

After that you have 2 bolts quite close to each other to protect the hardest move (5.5) and then it is easier (5.3 - 5.4) to the summit, but run out again.
The view is nice but I think would be better from the top of the left route.

Added: 2011-05-01

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: laurenswarley on 2009-11-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars .

Scared as fuck. First real outdoor climb

Added: 2010-01-03

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: silascl on 2009-04-28 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Average with fun finish

Went straight up from the ground instead of the pillar.

Added: 2009-04-28

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