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House of Pain - 5.12a popular

Average Rating = 3.80/5 Average Rating : 3.80 out of 5
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Rock (Sport)
G
1
13 bolts
100
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.83/5
  Rock Quality 3.33/5
  Scenery 1.83/5
  Fun Factor 3.67/5

Description:

A long and varied route on blocky features leads to a high crux before an exciting finish to the anchors

Descent Options:

lower off with 60 m

Submitted by: todd_climberinla on 2007-11-17
Views: 1894
Route ID: 90737

10 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: A-Bowl on 2011-02-19 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars tough one move 12a.

hard to clip the bolt at the roof and... its over. interesting 11ish climbing up to the crimpy crux

Added: 2011-02-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: gregory_huey on 2010-08-14 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars House of Redpoint!

Happy to bag the redpoint today. I started working this route because the guidebook calls it 12a/b - was thinking of it as an entry-level 12b. But, unfortunately, I am told that indeed this route is not in the least a 12b - merely a 12a. Interestingly, I also told this route is actually more difficult for tall people, which is awesome - we need more of these! One more thing - the last bolt is difficult to clip until I get good feet, when it is at my knees - it would be nice if one could clip a bolt on the lip right before starting the crux.


Added: 2010-08-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: gregory_huey on 2010-07-10 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars fun route

Guidebook calls this 12a/b - I suppose it seems like either a hard 12a or easy 12b to me. There is alot of interesting climbing up to the final roof (crux). I've gotten it with one fall before - and now think I've got the (tricky) crux footwork sequence worked out - so hopefully the redpoint will be coming soon. BTW, the crux bolt is hard to clip until its at one's knees - would be nice if it could be clipped before one starts the crux.

Added: 2010-08-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: jt512 on 2009-07-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Redpoint

Interesting climbing all the way.

Added: 2009-07-04

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: tjung514 on 2009-04-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Super Fun

Fairly mellow until you get to the roof. Found a easier sequence at roof using a right gaston. Skips a terrible three finger crimp. After that you need to hang on and punch it to the anchors on continous crimps. Seems like the crux is now after roof to just finish the climb!


Added: 2009-04-19

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