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The Cleft - 5.6

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (6)
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Two Bolts, Standard rack + 3 inch nut
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.33/5
  Rock Quality 3.33/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.33/5

Description:

This is a twisting chimney of above average quality that involves thought provoking sequences of stemming, jamming, laybacks, and face climbing. It's allways in the shade and even a little dank. Save the 3 inch nut for protecting the top-out.

Submitted by: desertgranite on 2006-04-09
Views: 1384
Route ID: 50166

6 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mc_galaxy on 2010-09-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun medium width chimney, top is very run out

An enjoyable route that is very safe until the top, which has a runout of 20+ feet on 5.4 terrain (similar to the Sisters). Supplemented the two bolts with cams #2-#4.

Added: 2010-09-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: feline143 on 2008-12-06 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Challenging chimney

Leader could supplement bolts with cams or nuts in the crack in the back but will make more rope drag.

Added: 2009-03-09

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: lithiummetalman on 2008-12-06 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Up

wheee!

Added: 2008-12-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: crash_master03 on 2008-04-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun easy trad climb...

I really liked this route. It's a relaxing fun climb. Good practice for placing protection. Large variation of crack size and shape. The top of the route has a pretty long run out but is a very easy climb. Overall the route is lots of fun!

Added: 2008-04-07

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: thechef on 2006-01-06 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Scary runout at the finish, especially after the rain! Good grovel.

Witnessed by: chuck clance
Added: 2006-01-06

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