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Nova express - 5.9 popular

Average Rating = 4.38/5 Average Rating : 4.38 out of 5
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nuts/cams 1/2" to #3 camalot
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.67/5
  Rock Quality 4.33/5
  Scenery 3.67/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

Very nice hand/fist jam in the center of the east facing wall. Crux up high. wide. Donner summit's version of the 2nd pitch of reed's direct.

Submitted by: graniteboy on 2008-03-26
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Route ID: 8697

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: csproul on 2014-07-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars stellar route

a bit of everything; face, fingers, hands, wide. Didn't quite get it on the OS attempt, so I TRed it after. Was definitely missing the good hold(s) after the crux so I had grabbed a piece of gear to clip it. On the TR I found it all and realized that it is just a short section of well-protected stress and then you get good rests.

Added: 2014-07-16

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: aerili on 2010-09-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars woo

This route had a psychological hold over me since leading it while ultra-exhausted 1 year ago (the hold of fear due to its sustained quality and the difficulty I had with the footwork through the 2 wide pods). Finally made the time to go back and put it down in 1 go. :)

Added: 2010-09-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: farmlivingisthelifeforme on 2008-08-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun Crux

Placed an anchor right below crux with a #2 + #3 BD then fired through. Super fun

Added: 2009-09-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: eazyclimb on 2003-08-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Nova

I've done this route a lot, I once saw a kid fall 45' and almost deck. The pro can be kind of rattly through the crux section putting in an extra piece would not be a bad thing.

Added: 2008-09-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: Rockjunkie15 on 2008-07-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good route, very fun

This was a great route that used a few different techniques.

Added: 2008-07-03

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