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The Claw - Left - 5.10b

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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4 bolts to double bolt anchor
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Access a steep arete from the left and climb up to an overhanging pocketed face. There is a 5.11a direct finish up the final summit arete without reaching into the gulley.

Submitted by: morcomm on 2005-02-21
Views: 490
Route ID: 64183

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: MonkeyInTraining on 2008-03-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars umm, whats an Ascent Header? It sounds really painfull!

I did the 5.11a out the overhang. Didnt need to dyno to the small crimp, pulled left on the hueco next to the nob on the left and reached with right for the crimp/slot halfway between the hueco and the big jug flake under the bolts while smearing right toes.

5.10c/d by going up the left side of pocketed overhang and using a side hold in one of the pockets and a smear to pull up to a good hold on left side of arete by the tree.

This place is so beautifull. Two hawks were swiftly weaving through the tops of tall redwoods far below us in the canyon. Looking down upon them I felt almost as free. I guess with a Sunday like that I can put off my plans to go insane from the stress of modern living for another week ;o)

Added: 2008-03-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: johnw188 on 2007-08-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars The Claw - Left

Climbed the crux straight up without using the gully, made it much more interesting/difficult. Final moves are a small dyno to a little crimper, then a lunge to a nice jug. The crux is well protected with a nice bolt placement. Last climb of the day, so I didn't have the chance to send it; maybe some other time.

It is sandstone so be careful with your handholds. I nearly took a long fall when one broke off on me. The price you pay for the interesting holds, I guess :P

Added: 2007-08-18