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Altitude Sickness+Swift Bulgarian Variation - 5.7

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Gear to 3".
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


This is a variation improvised by my Bulgarian climbing friend. Started on Altitude sickness--5.9 but the lower level is more of a 5.7. About 3/4 of the way up, there is a ledge leading right to the dihedral on The Swift (5.7). Once you get on the face of the dihedral, there is a nice hand crack for the last 1/4 to the top.

Descent Options:

Walk off.

Submitted by: sierragal93546 on 2010-12-12
Views: 494
Route ID: 107482

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: Orit on 2010-11-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars .


Added: 2011-03-08

  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: sierragal93546 on 2010-11-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Bulgarian Improv

This was a fun variation for beginners linking two climbs. Good cracks and foot placement.

Added: 2010-12-12