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Nightmare - 5.12a

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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TR from two bolt anchor.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5


Steep slab with slopey hands and bad feet. Nightmare is located just left of the obvious finger crack, Dinkum (5.9) on the south face of Buck's Bar Dome and shares anchors with the Dreamer (5.10c). If you are looking for a good mental, balance challenge, this route is great!

Descent Options:

Walk off, lower or rappel.

Submitted by: cobbledik on 2010-03-20
Last Modified: 2011-11-28
Views: 661
Route ID: 103850

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: Highgloss on 2011-11-25 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Best climb at the gorge!

wish it were longer

Added: 2011-11-26

  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: cobbledik on 2010-03-20 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars best done away from the sun (or as my partner said, bulls***!)

mantle, nub, side pull, step through, lie back, bigger nub, flake, edge, top. (if I remember correctly.)

Very satisfying movements.

Added: 2010-03-20