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Little Giant - 5.8

Average Rating = 1.86/5 Average Rating : 1.86 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 10
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (11)
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Rock (Sport)
G
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3 bolts to 2 bolt anchor.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.60/5
  Rock Quality 3.40/5
  Scenery 3.20/5
  Fun Factor 2.00/5

Description:

Climb the arete past the three bolts to a 2-bolt anchor

Submitted by: cloudbreak on 2007-09-17
Views: 1127
Route ID: 29381

11 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: shaner on 2011-01-23 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Odd climb

As everyone has said it is tricky if you stay on the face, but even starting on the arete isn't easy. Bolts and anchors are all solid and there's plenty of room for the belayer, just be careful of kicking the loose scree down on peoples heads along the path below the climb.

Added: 2011-01-24

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jnm1 on 2009-04-11 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars none

As others have noted not a 5.8 up the face - the 5.8 portion is up the arete to the right.
I didn't really like this one either.

Added: 2009-04-11

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: CaptainStubing on 2008-09-21 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Nothing Special

A couple hard moves to get to the first bolt starting on the face. We started there then worked to the right onto the arete. Shares an anchor with another climb, so you can get a couple quick ones to warm up

Added: 2008-09-21

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: clr288 on 2008-06-01 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Deceiving

Um...the start is much tougher than 5.8 if you do it on the face instead of the arete. Maybe not an 11 but solidly in the 10's if you start on the face. I started on the face and traversed to the arete after the second bolt. This route is decent. Better than Junior to the left of it. Again, consider stick clipping the first bolt if you are going up the face.

Added: 2008-06-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: JAW68 on 2008-03-09 (View Climbing Log)

1 out of 5 stars Hated it too

I HATED this climb too. Spent a lot of time just trying to figure out how to get on the wall (11+ if you start the face). Afterward read that the route is up the arete.
If for some strange reason you want to do a climb that sucks, go around the backside of the rock to get to the route not up the 5.5 approach.

Added: 2008-03-11

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