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Just Acquaintances - 5.6

Average Rating = 3.18/5 Average Rating : 3.18 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (14)
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Cams .5"-2"
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.27/5
  Rock Quality 3.18/5
  Scenery 3.18/5
  Fun Factor 3.27/5

Description:

The route is obvious and easy to follow. Though rated 5.6, this route can be a bit gamey. Prepare for flareing, dirty, lichen covered granite with a few ceative and marginal gear placements. Several options for a belay station, however none are that great. Update: On the Hogwild region of the hogsback formation. Horribly dirty and slippery this year (2005). The routes on the main area of hogsback are much better.

Submitted by: comet on 2005-06-25
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Route ID: 67223

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Kyleanderson415 on 2010-08-09 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars tricky

was a little tricky for me because i got a bit off route but it worked itself out. i think it would have been easier if i went up the crack on the left.

Added: 2010-08-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: laurenswarley on 2010-05-29 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars .

First trad lead.
1 lead fall, 2 bruised feet from falling onto dike/ledge.

Some parts do not feel 5.6, flaring crack


Added: 2010-06-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Ebird on 2009-09-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Stiff

This year I've climbed or reclimbed Bear's Reach, Surrealistic, Corrugation, Hogwild, Harvey Right, and if Just Acquaintances is 5.6, those are 5.6 or 5.5. ie, There were maybe 2 moves on Acquaintances that were technically harder than anything on Corrugation. That said, a fun, steep, route, but still a little dirty.

Added: 2009-10-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: sclaussen on 2009-09-14 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Nice route

I followed on this route and felt like a couple sections were a bit stiffer than 5.6. There is an obvious crux that can be protected well by what is probably a BD#2. You could use a #4 or #5 near the top where there's double hand cracks (and larger) for a bit (be careful not to break off the piece of granite in between the two parallel vertical cracks near the top). The route itself wasn't perfect granite but was relatively clean until you climb over the top where you find a lot of munge, sand, some loose rocks (especially over the top to the left), and some flaky granite. There's an obvious good sized tree about 30-40 feet above the top out (up to the right) that is a pretty good belay spot. If you're following or on the ground while someone's climbing wear your helmut - it's not impossible to get a rock on the skull down there. You can apparently rappel down to the 10a with a single rope - although we decided to walk off - which is class 2 and 3 above the tree. There were some straps on the tree when we were there but no rap bolts/rings. I don't recommend this as a newbie's first 5.6 lead.

Added: 2009-09-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: retro67 on 2009-08-11 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars OK climb

Climbed with Yvan S. Harder than Hogwild. Belayed at tree and rapped off with 2 ropes.

Added: 2009-08-12

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