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Party in the Desert - 5.10b

Average Rating = 3.71/5 Average Rating : 3.71 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (10)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 3.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.33/5

Submitted by: tigerbythetail on 2004-08-19
Last Modified: 2006-12-17
Views: 540
Route ID: 10967

10 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2014-01-16 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Party in the Desert

These are both pretty good routes although neither worth quite the praise Miramontes guide gives them in my opinion. They are both more interesting from the slab perspective than the shared crack. The start is not as bad as some have stated in terms of being polished, etc. If you want the start protected, step on your partners knee and place a small wire at the base of the crack. After the initial strenuous high step slab and crimps, the crack is easy going until the routes split onto bolts. It is all bolts after that. The left side has a finger rail feature for the left hand. Throwing your left foot up onto the horizontal while grabbing this rib is the key to the crux move. The right side route is a bit more difficult in my opinion (but closer bolts). Typical Jtree slab from there.

Added: 2014-01-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: alexoverhere on 2012-12-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars great climb!

Really loved this climb.. I did not find the start difficult or cruxy at all, although apparently others do. There are great slab moves higher on the route, but they are well protected, and the route offers some fun / tricky surprises with straightforward gear -- quite a memorable climb.

Added: 2012-12-26

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: salamanizer on 2007-12-27 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun

Tricky start. Lots of good gear, bolts where you need em, fun varied climbing. You only get the true value of this climb if you lead it. Keeps you on your toes but is relatively moderate. Good lead.

Added: 2008-01-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lithiummetalman on 2007-12-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Up

Solid for the climb, super fun!

Added: 2008-01-01

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: jav_ang on 2007-11-26 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars -

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Added: 2007-11-26

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