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The Cooler - 5.10b

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 9
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Rock (Trad) (Sport)
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First 25 feet, gear to 2.5", 5 bolts above, 2 bolt anchor.
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.50/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

A lot of options. Face climb, or start in cave and chimney to stem to face. Joins Natural Light route on third bolt. Easy to toprope after Natural Light--You need some 10 ft runners to get over edge. Watch edges on all parts of the crag--some are sharp. Cave below is great place to keep food and beverages cool, even on a hot day.

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Submitted by: Ebird on 2009-07-09
Views: 627
Route ID: 100776

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: evanwish on 2014-03-21 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Nice hand jams

I didn't get to lead it since we were short on time, but I gathered that the enough of the rock would be plenty good enough for trad gear. The route has great hand jams, and infinite foot holds. You can do the route with lots of stemming to make it easier, or keep your feet in the crack too for a harder variation. I also found a no hand rest knee-bar halfway up. Cool!!!



Added: 2014-03-21

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: Ebird on 2009-07-09 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Pretty wild climbing.

Jeez, Chimneyed a few feet, stemmed, liebacked, sidepull, underclinged it--a lot of diverse climbing for 25-30 ft! Intersects Natural Light on left below the crack or you can try to pull the small roof. I climbed Natural Light first and set a toprope with 10 ft. runners. Although the rock is super hard, it is also brittle--so I wasn't too keen leading it with pro. Also, many of the flakes can be super sharp.

Added: 2009-07-09