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Scientific Americans - 5.8

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 145
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (5)
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2 bolts, pro to 2.5", shoulder length slings, bolted rap anchor
150
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 3.50/5
  Fun Factor 3.50/5

Description:

A slightly runout but excellent face climb up a pillar that sits in front of Popular Mechanics. Start by Popular Mechanics and go out to the arete. Climb up and left around corner (bolt) to the front face of the pillar. Go up to a horizontal (easy but unprotected). Move back right and climb the upper arete past another bolt to the top of the pillar. Belay on top of the pillar using pro, or continue up the right facing corner above (5.6), moving up and right to the anchor on the top of Ace of Spades.

Descent Options:

Rap with one rope from the Ace of Spades anchor.

Submitted by: tigerbythetail on 2007-05-06
Views: 643
Route ID: 30943

5 Ascents Recorded

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

2 out of 5 stars .

You can continue (use many slings) to a rap anchor above Ace of Spades, 90foot rap. Lots better than down soloing chimney or simul-rap.

Not particularly dangerous, anything 5.7 or higher is very well protected. Don't fall from 5.3ish moves, but you wont!

Added: 2011-10-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ericfoltz on 2010-06-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Lead

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Added: 2010-06-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: gunkswest on 1986-03-06 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Scientific Americans

Great route. If it were bolted to modern standards it would be very popular.

Added: 2007-05-06

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: snoopy138 on 2006-10-29 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

"R" section above first bolt. bring a variety of cams.

Added: 2006-10-29

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Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: eyecannon on 2006-10-28 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2006-10-28