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Absolutely Brilliant - 5.11b

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Rock
G
1
10 bolts
90
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

Just left of Dragon Back. New route in 2005. Shares top anchors with Dragon Back. (Dragon Back is not in the new super Topo book but in the older books) This route and others (second pitch of North Face, Absolutely Brilliant, Dragon Back, Second pitch of North Country, a 5.9 unnamed OW, and Wall Flower) Start in (or Near) an alcove (Wide flat ledge) at the base of the second pitch of North Face. This is a great place to spend the day climbing away from the public. You might even mow the lawn that is there. To access Absolutely Brilliant, North country and Dragon Back you will need to 3rd class down and right from the alcove approx 40' and then up an easy section to a bushy ledge that you can traverse along.

Submitted by: johnr9q on 2006-08-14
Last Modified: 2010-09-28
Views: 607
Route ID: 67739

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: salamanizer on 2009-05-31 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Exposed

Sure blows Powerlust away. Full on sport route with a tricky crux but not too powerfull of moves. A little pumpy through sections and not too many great rests. A must do on the leap ticklist. Just a little grainy from lack of traffic.

Added: 2009-05-31

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Rockjunkie15 on 2009-05-31 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars A fantastic route!!!!

This is a very good and almost overly-protected classic face route at the leap, the only difference is your actually doing fun moves instead of the standard mind numbing dike mantels that the leap is famous for. The route has several thin moves that lead to a roof that is fairly simple but there are a few moves after the roof that are pretty tricky. In conclusion this route deserves to be done more and was a blast to climb.



Added: 2009-05-31