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White Lightning - 5.7 popular

Average Rating = 3.93/5 Average Rating : 3.93 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.56/5
  Rock Quality 4.03/5
  Scenery 3.85/5
  Fun Factor 4.11/5

Description:

Classic hands route up the middle of Hemingway Buttress. The 5.7 goes left at 3/4 height. A 5.9 var goes straight up, taking the finish of Poodles Are People Too.

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Submitted by: artm on 2002-02-25
Last Modified: 2007-04-29
Views: 2116
Route ID: 6727

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: clr288 on 2014-01-06 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars First JTree Climb

Fun...not too difficult. Crux is the transition from the slabby start out and up to the crack. Feet can easily slip on the polished face.

Added: 2014-01-06

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: gblauer on 2013-11-17 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Crux near the start

I felt like the crux came after the start, a few moves through the little overhang. Once the crux was over the climb let up, although for some reason, I stayed in the crack. You could have used more face holds than I did. Need two ropes to descend or walk way over to the bolts to climbers right. You can get off with one rope. No sun all day (except for when you are on top). Fun climb.

Added: 2013-11-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: oldclimber on 1977-09-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fall 77

BITD

Added: 2012-09-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: bowleggedgoat on 2010-10-14 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars alternate finish

if you do a direct finish it adds some spice.

Added: 2012-02-11

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: BenHorton on 2011-12-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Awesome route

Love this climb.

Added: 2011-12-09

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