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Dolphin - 5.7

Average Rating = 3.58/5 Average Rating : 3.58 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 6
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (23)
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Pro to 5"+, anchor bolts
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.12/5
  Rock Quality 4.25/5
  Scenery 3.88/5
  Fun Factor 3.50/5

Description:

Hands to fists to offwidth to squeeze-chimney. Dive in! Excellent crack; however, quite strenuous and awkward, especially for 5.7. A full-body workout.

Submitted by: slobmonster on 2004-07-08
Last Modified: 2007-02-22
Views: 779
Route ID: 11273

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2013-05-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Dolphin

One of the better 5.7's at Jtree and my preferred warm up for Bird of Fire. Perfect 20' finish to teach chicken wing technique to someone. With Alfred from CA. This wall gets a lot more am sun by the time May rolls around, but the Dolphin shades itself nicely. The upper section protects adequately with one C4 #5. With Alfred from CA.

Added: 2013-05-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: BenHorton on 2012-05-28 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Type 2 fun

It doesn't have to be fun to be fun...

Added: 2012-05-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: satdiver502 on 2012-03-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Winded Finish

Solid crack leading to that "chimney thing". Long stretch from last pro to finish inside that "chimney thing" up top. Recommend staying outside and not getting in too far. Catch your breath and watch out for those sharp edges while wedging.
A lot of fun...particularly after topping out and reflecting. My opinion, for what its worth, the climb is rated easier than it actually climbs. An in-experienced chimney climber could be caught off guard 2/3 way up.
Doozer N. lead, Ian K. clean-up, Laura and Jacqui bouldered below.

Added: 2012-05-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: cliffhanger9 on 2011-03-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars winging it

followed Zep w/Dan D. learned all about chicken wingin, arm bars, and heel-toe

Added: 2011-03-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: brandom on 2009-11-30 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Miserable f*cking chimney!

My intro to terrible chimneys! Loved the climb up until that part. Then, pow! Not sure why this is 5.7, felt a lot harder to me. #6 cam pretty much required I think!

Added: 2009-12-02

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