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April Fools - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.33/5 Average Rating : 4.33 out of 5
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Cams, .5"-3" Nuts, 1 set.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.33/5
  Scenery 3.67/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

Obvious splitter crack up the west wall about 50 feet to the right of Hospital Corner and the Gamoke. Start by gaining access to the ledge any number of ways. Once on the narrow ledge, start up the short lieback flake and onto some good hand jams. About half way up you'll reach a small buldge. Place good pro here because up above in the splitter crack for about 30 feet the crack goes hollow inside and makes for some sketchy pro. April fools, get it? Don't worry though, its not that bad. Any solid .9 leader will have no problem sending this one. Once on the ledge above you can leave slings behind and rap back down to the ledge on two 60m ropes or continue up 5.7R to the top of the wall by zig zaging up the wall and finding pro where you can get it. Its really exposed the whole time, good stuff.

Submitted by: salamanizer on 2006-06-02
Views: 693
Route ID: 77111

4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: retro67 on 2010-07-31 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Must do

Second pitch is spectacular and protects well. You just have to place cams shallow on the lieback/jam flake so they don't drop inside. Fortunatey the first pitch is runout and not very nice. I say fortunately because it means no waiting in line.

Added: 2010-07-31

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Rockjunkie15 on 2009-07-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Awesome Crack

The first pitch is 5.7/5.8 R ish, the second pitch is the awesome splitter that doesn't allow for pro for a good 25 feet in the middle, pretty mellow climbing though. I was feeling like an adventure so I did the last 2 pitches that zig zag to the top on easy territory with minimal gear. Although this route is clearly R any confident 5.9 leader will cruise it, A MUST DO!!!!

Added: 2009-07-05

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: jenner on 2006-06-04 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2006-06-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
Onsight Onsight ascent by: salamanizer on 2006-05-29 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Best 5.9 pitch at the Leap

Several ways up the first pitch, none are super. The second pitch however is a classic splitter jam crack. You can rap with a 60m rope "BARELY". Two ropes will get you to the ground no problem.

Witnessed by: Jenn
Added: 2006-05-29