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Santa Cruz - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Rock (Trad)
G
2
med gear and one bolt, bolted anchor. Medium to large nuts.
160
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

Start up the left leaning crack on the pillar to the left of orange flake up patina, crack peters out and one bolt for first pitch. Then up patina. Can choose to go up several different routs here (where have all the cowboys gone, the exhibitionist, Right On) to top out on Right On.

Descent Options:

Rap off the back same as for Right On. If you followed the thin crack to the tippy top, you'll have to downclimb to the top of Right On.

Submitted by: bowleggedgoat on 2012-02-07
Views: 231
Route ID: 110534

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2014-02-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Santa Cruz

With Josh J. from Vegas. I don't think Miramontes has this route quite listed right, mentions doing it in one pitch, 200' total. I continued up a superb crack after 200' that does not seem to belong to any other route and seems in line with the topo as drawn in his book. 300' to the top where you can rap down the north face at Unicorner or stop after the steep crack ends on the west facing wall and scramble down (left) to the top of Iconoclast's rap anchors and make two raps with a 70m. The first pitch did not seem 5.9 by Jtree standards and can be combined with the 5th class 2nd pitch easy. The third pitch was fantastic, fingers with a hand jam rest here and there up through a bulge to great hands and an easy finish.

Added: 2014-02-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: bowleggedgoat on 2011-11-07 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good alternative if walk on the wild side is booked.

A newer route apparently. Bolted Anchors at the top of first pitch.

Added: 2012-02-07