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I Hear My Train A Comin' (stone start) - 5.11c

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 3.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

One of Mt. Woodson's test-pieces, this overhanging fingercrack sets the stage for the crack enthusiast! Witnessing this gem and/or hearing of the back-in-the-day rumors of the late John Bachar's on-sight solo continues to lure even the beginner, if only, to get a glimpse of the area's history. Those without a firm foundation in crack technique will have a tendency to overrate this climb. The first 15 feet holds the crux with the last finishing in a steep dihedral.

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Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2009-08-07
Last Modified: 2010-07-01
Views: 1183
Route ID: 19148

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  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: camhead on 2010-01-09 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars asdf

took a couple tries to get. Fortunately the crux is right off the ground.

Added: 2010-01-09

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  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: glahhg on 2008-02-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars :)

I finally got this one! Felt strong and after a few tries it went down. I think this thing is harder than Aids Victim one one boulder over.

Added: 2008-02-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: illusiondweller on 1985-05-05 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Classic!

3rd classed eventually after many solo belays, TR's, and solo attempts.

Added: 2007-01-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: c22 on 2005-02-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Hard, thin, maybe slightly harder thatn 11c...

No comment

Added: 2006-12-22

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Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: junkman on 2005-01-20 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Good for winter Aid practice - even in the rain!

Added: 2005-01-20

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