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Face Lift - 5.7

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (12)
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Trad with bolts. Bring single- & double-length runners.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.25/5
  Rock Quality 3.75/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.50/5

Description:

(1) Start at a crack left of the main descent gully. Meander up the face (5.7 R), following bolts to a large pocket with bolt anchors. Make sure to angle right, it is all too easy to miss the 3 bolt anchor and head into a chossy gully to the left. BACK-CLEAN the 4th bolt after clipping into the 5th, or else you'll present your second with a serious pendulum (2) There are 3 options: a - Up and right through a 5.10a section that passes two bolts and a large hueco. Then straight up to a tree. b. (recommended) after the two bolts bear right through runout easy 4th/5th class to a well protected 5.9 section. that tops out at a tree. c. up and left from the anchor for well-protected 5.7 climbing past 2 bolts.

Submitted by: climbingeek on 2005-08-30
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Route ID: 44242

12 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: blacktotem on 2010-05-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars SY's best

Cool low angle first pitch, not-so-obvious gear, and some critical routefinding. Second pitch has a really cool hanging belay off bolts and features a bolt protected headwall with a couple thin moves straight over.

Added: 2010-05-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: CIV on 2008-10-14 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars intersting climb

run out.

Added: 2009-08-25

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: tslater on 2007-04-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars cool

Cool route for both ends of the rope.

Added: 2007-05-04

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: mrfantastic on 2006-07-04 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Did the direct route up to the left. 5.7ish? Very runout between bolt 3 and 4. Moving out of chimney to traverse left to bolt 4 was a bit scary and the mental crux of the climb. Found a purple cordlette at the top slung around a bolder for an anchor.

Added: 2006-07-04

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: enjoimx on 2005-10-30 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Definately do this route if you head to SY

Witnessed by: Vincent
Added: 2005-10-30

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