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Psychedelic Tree - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.89/5 Average Rating : 3.89 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.25/5
  Scenery 4.12/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

A few lose blocks. This route sees much less traffic than nearby twin The Line, but the roof part of this route is amazing. The Supertopo calls that section "wild." So far it seems to me that anything Supertopo calls "wild" is a must do. This certainly is. New Information: Happy to report, the Line's Ugly Sister had a facejob. No more loose blocks with "unclear attachment" or potential "life threatening ginsu flake chop" on the first pitch. All gone. In its place a lovely section of stemming opportunity that protects bomber. Now your beloved belayer can stand directly below you with greater peace of mind. Now nothing prevents this route from becoming as popular if not more popular than the Line. P.S. Definitely two pitches, in my opinion, not three, first all the way to the ledge, second to the top.

Submitted by: davidji on 2008-06-05
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Route ID: 57208

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: stevecurtis on 2013-07-10 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars rope solo

A fun route. Secure holds the whole way. The roof blocks are ugly though.

Added: 2013-07-14

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: nkane on 2012-07-03 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars still not totally clean.

one loose jug to deal with and lots of moss/dirt. The finishing moves aaaaalllllmost make up for it.

Added: 2012-07-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: aerili on 2010-10-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Amazing route

Only 2 semi-loose blocks left, easy to maneuver around--stop yer bitching, people! This route is perfectly safe, perfectly wonderful, sustained for the grade, better than The Line, never requires WAITING IN LINE, and is an all around joy to ascend. If you really believe the Supertopo star rating for this route (2 stars) as compared to a route like, say, Blue Cab (3 stars), you are a moron. DON'T MISS THIS ONE!

Added: 2010-10-21

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: petertherock on 2009-07-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars This sister is not as ugly ...

as Supertopo says. Actually, it is a great, well-protected and safe climb (now that the loose blocks are gone). Stepup from The Line, few horizontal dikes, sustained stemming where the blocks were. I think that's the crux. The roof provides an icing over this route.
I followed it 3 years ago, this time I led the entire route.

Added: 2009-07-22

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: A-Bowl on 2008-10-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Funny

We started this as the sun went down and at the half way mark as darkness completely closed my buddy found a headlamp he stashed in his pack for some mountain biking. He had totally forgotten about it so we were doing the dark thing for a while which was interesting. Roof was awesome end to a beautiful day. fun all round

Added: 2008-10-24

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