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Scimatar - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.27/5 Average Rating : 4.27 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9 V0 WI1 A0 M1
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.56/5
  Rock Quality 4.33/5
  Scenery 4.11/5
  Fun Factor 4.33/5

Description:

Runout slab traverse on 2nd pitch, with a bit of routefinding challenge. A good one to try before doing Fantasia.

Submitted by: chesebastian on 2004-05-05
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Route ID: 52409

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: csproul on 2014-09-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Moves are pretty fun

but it needs a little traffic to clean it up. There is still some lichen and loose blocks. Didn't find the 5.6 way through the 2nd pitch, it felt considerably harder. Thought the 3rd pitch crux was really fun and exposed.

Added: 2014-09-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: leoand23 on 2014-08-02 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great route

I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of this route. I wish P1 were longer. It could probably be done in two pitches if setting the belay on the horizontal cracks past the bolts of P1. IMO Scimitar is much easier than the line.

Added: 2014-08-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Rockjunkie15 on 2011-07-29 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Just another climb

The climbing on this one isn't anything special except for a few moves on the 2 & 3 pitches.

Added: 2011-07-29

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cobbledik on 2010-07-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars -

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Added: 2010-07-10

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: retro67 on 2009-08-21 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Scimitar

Ok route, all the stuff between Haystack and Bear Reach seems contrived because the dikes allow traversing to easier terrain up higher. We went left instead of right and did second pitch of "The Last Sandwich" and finished on the last pitch of Fantasia without even realizing it until we consulted Supertopo. We later did first 2 pitches of Fantasia, traversed right and down to anchors at the top of the first pitch of Scimitar and did last 2 pitches of Scimitar.

Added: 2009-08-22

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