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Ace of Spades - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (9)
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Rock (Trad)
1
pro to 3", bolted rap anchor
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

Start on Popular Mechanics and cut left at about midway onto handcracks that lead to the top, where the bolted rap anchor is located futher to the back.

Descent Options:

Rap. Watch the rope pull to avoid snagging on jagged edges of rock.

Submitted by: baja_java on 2004-08-09
Last Modified: 2007-03-13
Views: 596
Route ID: 25527

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2013-02-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Ace of Spades

Great Jtree route, ranks near the top for its grade. Decent approach gets you away from the crowds. This 5.9 is a better and more heads up route than Popular Mechanics which Miramontes has a grade harder for some reason. Both worth doing. Both share the same start which is really the crux. Ace splits off into beautiful steep twin cracks on the left wall. Fixed rap is over to the left towards the chimney. Gets little to no sun in January. With Chad from CA.

Added: 2013-02-02

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: aerili on 2012-01-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Quality

Upper cracks reminded me a little of the start of p2 of Phobos in Tuolumne.

Added: 2012-01-26

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: quiteatingmysteak on 2011-10-22 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars awesome

thought it was a legit 9, great gear and awesome moves. Steep and clean!

Added: 2011-10-22

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: needlzdos on 2007-02-10 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Getting used to trad

Fun route.

Added: 2007-02-12

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Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: blouderk2 on 2006-10-29 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Seconded. Very fun with double splitter hand cracks up the face.

Added: 2006-10-29

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