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Follow the crack - 5.10a

Average Rating = 3.80/5 Average Rating : 3.80 out of 5
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toprope, unless you're comfortable with doing a crux with your fingers and your pro sharing a pocket
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a A0
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.36/5
  Scenery 2.64/5
  Fun Factor 3.64/5

Description:

Start at the left end of the crack, and follow it up, traversing to the right after the crux, which is 15' off the deck and hard to protect on lead. It is apparently possible to aid-climb the route.

Submitted by: anson on 2009-05-21
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Route ID: 20361

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: SamuelCrossley on 2013-01-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars An easy step up from Direct Route

This route has a bit harder start than Direct Route but is still easy and fun. There's a great view of SF from the top!

Added: 2013-04-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: benbro on 2011-01-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Climbing in the middle of SF!

TR onsight - a strange, balancy, extremely slick climb and a bit hard for the grade. So stoked to be climbing .6 miles from my apartment in SF! awesome.

Added: 2011-01-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: losinghand on 2010-01-31 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Slippery and fun

This is a fun route - on glassy rock. Gotta hunt for the footholds - smearing is not your friend on this rock. Crux is the first ~20 feet, the rest of the route (the vertical crack) is easier and straightforward.

Added: 2010-01-31

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: blackwatertepes on 2009-11-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Virgin Outdoor Ascent

Could not have been a better experience for my first outdoor ascent. The fact that you can top rope it, makes it a great start for beginners. I climb 11's in the gym many times a week, and the "10a" wasn't too hard at all. The first 20' is the hardest with the shiniest/slickest part of the cliff face, and the rest of the rock is solid and straightforward.

Added: 2009-11-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: micaiah on 2009-05-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Cool Wall

The mirror like rock is like nothing I have seen before. Fun just to see the rock itself. The climb offers some decent holds, after making you work for a few of them. Overall a fun afternoon. Use the stairs down further on Beaver street to set the TR anchor. We used the chain it seems safe to me, set a backup to another post with a 35' piece of webbing.

Added: 2009-05-23

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