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Hidden Arch - 5.11d

Average Rating = 4.33/5 Average Rating : 4.33 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 4
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11d
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Face climb (5.10) up into a left-facing arch with a crack that starts as a seam and widens to hands. Classic Josh funk.

Submitted by: tigerbythetail on 2003-09-23
Views: 812
Route ID: 14894

3 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.11d
  Safety Rating PG13
Red Point Red Point ascent by: lsandvos on 2011-12-25 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Christmas gift

Gear beta: Bring a #4 or #5 to slot in just after the crux, it is a mental life saver. The bigger the gear, the sooner it can be placed. I would agree with a PG13 rating as the gear is tricky and needs to be bomber as the crux moves are non-trivial, and it's really not over after that, the climb keeps your attention for several moves. The movement is amazing and awkward at the same time.

Added: 2011-12-30

  Difficulty 5.11d
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: snowey on 2010-02-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars hard but amazingly good movement

Feb 22 2010 Update: Freaking sent this thing. Thought I was going to vomit and had to shake out for a while on the giant face holds up high. Awesome climb that protects and climbs beautifully.

Jan 31 2010 Update: Tried this on lead and made it up to the transition back onto the face before falling. Finished the climb but not so elegantly. Try to lead again asap!

Followed ian: hard hard hard. but there is a secret knee bar. Where? Im not telling!
Need to TR this once more before trying to lead it.

Added: 2009-11-23

  Difficulty 5.11d
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: bandycoot on 2009-04-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Difficult lead for the grade

While there is a perfect keyhole small nut placement protecting the crux, blowing it before your next piece might land you on a boulder below. It's heady due to it's insecure nature, but if you can figure it out it's not terrible. Beta: Use the face holds above the roof on the right.

Added: 2009-04-13