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Pony Express - 5.9

Average Rating = 2.50/5 Average Rating : 2.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (7)
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Rock (Sport) (Toprope)
2 bolts, optional gear, bolted rap anchors
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 3.50/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5


Fun face moves protected by 2 bolts, topping out to mid-ledge with bush via right slanting flaring crack, then easier terrain to top. On far right side of the wall that's first encountered on the way in from trail.

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Submitted by: baja_java on 2005-12-18
Last Modified: 2006-11-27
Views: 663
Route ID: 11275

7 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2012-12-20 (View Climbing Log)

1 out of 5 stars Pony Express

This route is soft by Jtree standards. Climb up the well featured face pass two bolts to a right slanting crack. Follow it up to a fixed station half way up the wall. This route is not sustained nor interesting and thus does not deserve a star in my opinion although granted one in Miramontes book. I did take it all the way to the top of the formation hitting a corner up and left that never gets climbed much....that offered a decent short bit of climbing. With Stacy.

Added: 2013-01-05

  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: alexoverhere on 2012-12-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars good climb but a bit heads-up

The bolts are a bit old.. I don't know how standard the hardware is for j-tree, but combined with the thinness of some of the flakes, I thought the route was a bit heads-up.

Added: 2012-12-26

  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: snoopy138 on 2011-01-02 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars not even close

to being 5.9. 5.6? 5.7?

Added: 2011-01-04

  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: sammmy on 2008-11-09 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars ...

I recommend clipping the anchor, and continuing, topping out on the right crack. Fun, no harder, no easier. Build anchor on top w/larger gear.

Added: 2008-11-09

  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lithiummetalman on 2007-12-28 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Up


Added: 2008-01-01

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