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Flower of High Rank - 5.9 popular

Average Rating = 4.88/5 Average Rating : 4.88 out of 5
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1 each nuts, 2 each TCU's to #1 camalot, 1 ea #2 and #3 camalot (could double #3's)
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.19/5
  Rock Quality 4.94/5
  Scenery 4.62/5
  Fun Factor 4.88/5

Description:

Traditional crack climbing up to a small roof and over. The striking finger crack with a huge tree growing out of it. Climb to tree (optional belay if you are tired). Keep going and pop out on to the J-shaped crack on the face. Pull a small roof and climb 5.6/7 cracks to the top. A 60m rope will get you to the top from the start of the vertical stuff, but if you have a 50m, you will have to belay at the tree. FA: Rob Muir & Mike Graham, 1972.

Submitted by: msbrenne on 2004-09-09
Last Modified: 2007-06-24
Views: 2181
Route ID: 59262

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  Safety Rating G
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Second Second ascent by: claytonaugust on 2011-10-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Flower of High Rank

Incredible route.

Added: 2012-01-05

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  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: aerili on 2011-10-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars There's a reason this has been on my to-do list for years

We walked up to an empty route in the shade late in the day. No other climbers around for miles. No time for an easier warm-up for me, so I just had to do it. Onsighted by the skin of my teeth. I think I have led easier 10a's in some places, but this is 5.9 at Tahquitz/Suicide.

Feet are very slippery during the first moves but protection is exceptionally good on this route!

Added: 2011-11-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: BenHorton on 2011-06-29 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Followed

Definitely want to go back and lead this one.

Added: 2011-06-29

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: shaner on 2010-08-29 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Classic

Amazing route. Don't underestimate the finger crack on the first pitch, and don't let the crux on the second freak you out.

Added: 2011-02-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: scottydo on 2010-07-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great 5.9

Very fun. I can see why it's a classic

Added: 2010-07-25

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