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Bird Man - 5.11d

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
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Rock (Sport)
G
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10 Draws, Cams 1 #2
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.33/5
  Rock Quality 4.67/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.67/5

Description:

Climb a short thin finger crack to a steep face with awkward moves and the routes first cruxy section past several bolts. Finally you'll climb through the upper section of the fang and gain access to the steep, thin face above. Thin holds, interesting moves, liebacks, high steps, it's all here and on immaculate granite to boot. This is without a doubt the best bolt protected face pitch at Sugarloaf and one of the best pitches anywhere around.

Descent Options:

Continue to the top via Bolee Gold, rappel with two 60m ropes. It is possible to rappel with one 60m rope by traversing to the climbers left and ending up at the start of Bolee Gold but just barely. Watch those rope ends. If you discover your rope is to

Submitted by: salamanizer on 2010-02-19
Views: 472
Route ID: 103569

4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11d
  Safety Rating G
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: Rockjunkie15 on 2012-01-14 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fantastic Route

This is a fantastic route that has great moves all the way to the top. The climbing isn't super hard but I had a foot skid and fell, got back on and walked up it. A safe route(bring a #1/#2 with 2foot sling if grade is your max) that is really fun.

Added: 2012-01-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: A-Bowl on 2011-03-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars A Local Standout!

Tried this along time ago and viewed this as an incredible challenge. Very sustained and interesting moves from bottom to very high up there top. 45 Meter pitch and many mini cruxes. Bring a few small cams and a .5 or larger to protect the middle runout. Got it this time first try but i really thought about giving up on the hard 10 slab near the top... just so much sustaining on those feet. Enjoy.

Added: 2011-03-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: retro67 on 2010-02-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars All good

Good protection, good rock, direct line. It's all good. I fell off once on lower crux. This one should be a good lead for me next time.

Added: 2010-02-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: salamanizer on 2010-02-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Kick ass.

One of the best pitches anywhere near Tahoe. An absolute must do.

Added: 2010-02-19