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H) Borderline (aka Mac 10) - 5.10b

Average Rating = 4.17/5 Average Rating : 4.17 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (7)
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Borderline: one bolt, sling flakes, shuts. Mac 10: 9 bolts/shuts
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.25/5
  Scenery 3.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.25/5

Description:

three stars. FA-Andy Seitz, Chris Hubbard 1986. Borderline is the original route off one bolt, slinging patina flakes the rest of the way. Later bolts were added to the right creating Mac 10, FA- Dan Haughelstine.

Submitted by: ladysmith on 2006-01-25
Views: 927
Route ID: 62377

7 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: skier on 2012-01-29 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Borderline

This climb is really cool. The first move is sort of weird, but the second time I did it I found a much easier way up. The crux feels like it's at the top where the patina cracks get thin.

Added: 2012-01-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: raerae on 2011-01-09 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Wall

Like climbing a brick wall at the top. That's a good thing. What a crazy cool climb. LOVE this place.

Note: We were tired, so we just climbed Tec 9 and traversed over to the anchors for this one.

Added: 2011-01-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: klepacabra on 2009-10-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars borderliner

definatly a fun easy lead......good route....

Added: 2009-10-25

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kingbiscuit on 2009-04-27 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Sweet Climb!

1st half is pretty straight forward. 2nd half is just a big network of webbing cracks that could be climbed a million different ways. Stay left of the last bolt to stay on route. Probably closer to a 10a or 9+. Not sure I have been climbing at Joshua tree, so my ratings are all off.

Added: 2009-04-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: eliotac on 2009-01-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Mac 10

that would have been crazy to sling flakes on the FA, classic

Added: 2009-01-19

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