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Whale Nation - 5.10d

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 2
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Rock (Sport)
PG13
1
6-8 bolts you'll be able to count them from the ground
50
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

balancy slab. Bomber rock with nice edges. Finishes halfway up the wall. Whale Nation Continuation (512c Tr) can be set up at the top of the cliff.

Submitted by: pmcheng on 2013-01-12
Views: 228
Route ID: 113206

1 Ascent Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: pmcheng on 2013-01-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Super fun climb

This is one of the only sport climbs in Patrick's Point. It's a challenging route with a few bouldery moves but mostly thin and balancy. One thing I noticed is that when you are looking up at the rock, there is an optical illusion making the lower half of the climb appear low angle and the upper part vertical. In reality, the lower part is nearly vertical and the upper part is overhanging. Makes it look easier from the ground. Bolt spacing is close, but I say PG13 because you should definitely inspect any bolts this close to the Ocean spray.

Added: 2013-01-12