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Between the Lines - 5.10a

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Rock (Trad)
R
2
Cams .5 - 2" Nuts 1 set including micros.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5

Description:

Between Bears Reach and East Crack lies an improbable line which forms a direct shot strait up to bushy ledge. Start between the two lines heading up through roofs and corners with long spances of unprotected face between. Eventually you will see a two bolt anchor about level with the first pitch of Bears Reach. The second pitch starts off with a difficult mantle just to the left of the anchors. Head up and slightly right passing several small roofs along the way. Better protection but harder climbing will be found on this pitch. Eventually you will see a thin crack splitting a steep headwall. Protect the crack with micro nuts and small cams and attack it directly. A few short moves later and you will be on much easier and well protected terrain just below Bushy Ledge. Climb the standard well burned in route to the top.

Descent Options:

Rappel the first pitch with two 60m ropes or walk off the top.

Submitted by: salamanizer on 2011-08-10
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Route ID: 109602

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating R
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Rockjunkie15 on 2011-08-11 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Just Ok

First pitch was runout on easy territory with a bolted anchor. The 2nd pitch is a little easier to protect until you get to the thin crack that cruises through the upper headwall(Protect with purple or green C3 and micro nuts).

Added: 2011-08-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: salamanizer on 2011-07-30 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Fun

Nothing special but a fun route all the same. The first pitch is fairly runnout but mostly easy climbing. The second pitch is better protected but slightly harder until the thin crack wich penetrates the short headwall. The moves through the crack can be fairly well protected with thin gear and some good fiddleing skills. Only a couple moves will bring you to easy terrain and Bushy Ledge. The route is runnout but not that bad. The crux is definately stiff for .10a.

Added: 2011-08-10