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Popular Mechanics - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.22/5 Average Rating : 4.22 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (19)
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Rock (Trad)
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Pro to 2", bolted rap anchors
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.60/5
  Rock Quality 4.33/5
  Scenery 3.60/5
  Fun Factor 4.33/5

Description:

A thin move down low leads up to a beautiful, right-facing corner. Excellent route.

Descent Options:

Rap.

Submitted by: baja_java on 2002-10-14
Last Modified: 2007-03-13
Views: 981
Route ID: 25526

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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)

3 out of 5 stars Popular Mechanics

Good route, but not near as special as Ace of Spades. The right corner (Mechanics) just continues with more of the same versus the nice and steep hand sized crack (Ace) on the left wall. For some reason Miramontes has this as a 5.10a, but it is easier than Ace of Spades. Decent approach gets you away from the crowds. Both worth doing. Both share the same start which is really the crux. 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
Onsight Onsight ascent by: aerili on 2012-01-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Nice

I thought Ace of Spades was slightly better.

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 .

good moves, thin section down low is for sure the crux. Fun!

Added: 2011-10-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ericfoltz on 2010-06-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Lead

OS

Added: 2010-06-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: 858jason on 2009-11-21 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars None

None

Added: 2009-11-24

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