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Preparation H - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.20/5 Average Rating : 4.20 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (16)
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Standard Rack. If you rack up for Haystack, you should be fine here.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.71/5
  Rock Quality 4.43/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.43/5

Description:

This route, immediately right of Haystack, is a better alternative to the first pitch of that climb. Finish with P2 & 3 of Haystack. Although both are called 5.8, this is a little harder than Haystack.

Submitted by: davidji on 2004-08-22
Last Modified: 2011-08-03
Views: 1197
Route ID: 58430

16 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: critterdude542 on 2011-09-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars haystack 2.0

much better start! with this pitch it makes the climb a little more sustained cause i thought p2 of haystack was only a one move wonder. lead pitches 1 and 3

Added: 2011-09-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: KCN on 2010-08-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars finger locks

definitely the better variation of haystack way fun well protected corner

Added: 2010-08-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: trevzilla on 2009-09-18 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Preparation H

In the top three of my favorite pitches I did at Lover's Leap. Never did the first pitch of Haystack, but I imagine Preparation H is the way to go. It climbed, and protected very well, and was varied. (From what I hear, pitch 1 on Haystack is too easy. . .make it trickier by climbing this one!)

Added: 2009-09-21

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: bafiesta on 2008-09-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Prep H pitch

More interesting 1st pitch variation to Haystack. Fun pitch.

Added: 2008-09-18

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: jav_ang on 2008-05-31 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars -

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Added: 2008-06-02

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