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The Freeway Crack - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 20
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Rock (Trad)
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Pro to 1", 4-5" for gear anchor
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 2.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Begin on slightly overhanging and thinning handcrack in the obvious dihedral on the SE face, passing that initial bulge and up to a small ledge, then up another thin-hand crack to the top. This same crack widens and runs across the top of formation to the backside, and would take 4-6" gear for anchor, plus a huge block that can be slung with very long webbing or with the rope itself. There are also rusty flimsy-looking bolts to climber's left, but more in-line for anchoring a TR up The G Spot.

Descent Options:

Downclimb to climber's right, or down the squeeze chimney on the backside. If via the former, be careful; one of the downclimbing jugs is loose (the left one) and could easily break off if yanked outward.

Submitted by: baja_java on 2007-04-14
Views: 532
Route ID: 83055

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: DAM on 2007-06-14 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars good practice

practice placements here it isn't too difficult to climb beware of loose holds and chips

Added: 2009-04-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: baja_java on 2007-04-01 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

pumpy (and committing above gear) lieback section. very fun

Added: 2007-04-01