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Fear of Flying - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.43/5 Average Rating : 4.43 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.20/5
  Rock Quality 4.80/5
  Scenery 3.80/5
  Fun Factor 4.40/5

Description:

This climb starts at the lowest point of the Higher Phantom Spire. It Begins with a strenuous off finger layback up a flake to a left facing dihedral. The dihedral is slabby with a finger crack/seam that's a bit technical. We belayed 100 feet up under the large overhang. Then moved left up a slabby face to another sweet left facing corner with a wider finger crack and knobs. We rappelled off the back with a 60m rope from an anchor with two triangle rings. Some feel this climb is easily 5.10a. I think thats because it takes more technique and finess than burte streingth.

Submitted by: salamanizer on 2005-06-13
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Route ID: 28387

10 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: stevecurtis on 2011-12-11 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars rope solo

A nice and varied route. I did it in one pitch. Felt typically 5.9. One can rest in the middle of the crux--a flare. Oh yeah. The move out of the corner at the top could be 5.10

Added: 2011-12-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: retro67 on 2011-05-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Best nine at spires

With Chad

Added: 2011-05-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: ShibbyShane on 2009-10-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fear of Flying

Fun route, technical and physical. Sandbagged at 5.9

Added: 2009-10-02

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: DJCervant on 2008-08-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Neato

Fun route. Watch for the rat droppings on the awesome belay station if you want to turn it into a two pitch climb.

Added: 2008-08-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: greenrocker on 2008-05-10 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars fear of flying

good and sustained at the grade

Added: 2008-05-11

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