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Smoke Screen - 5.10c

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Jay Smith, Paul Crawford (1980)
Rock (Trad)
Cams .5"- 2" Nuts 1 set.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5


Climbs an arching dihedral then out the top over a small lip and up past a few bolts to an anchor. Pitch two climbs and traverses past well protected face up a slab on good holds and good rests. Pitch three is a short pitch of moderate difficulty. Pitch four climbs the right of two splitter finger cracks on sharp locks and good gear. Pitch five is a little more run out but on much easier ground and climbs a somewhat dirty face on big holds past several bolts to a two bolt anchor.

Descent Options:

Rap the route with two ropes, or make several traversing raps and decend Gemini.

Submitted by: salamanizer on 2008-10-13
Views: 908
Route ID: 96410

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: stevecurtis on 2015-01-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars chad is too good at slabs

A nice route but I'd call it 10 C or D. Anyway, a bit run out, not too bad. Nothing to hit on a fall except the last pitch. One can hit a ledge from about 10a and 10 ft. I would be inclined to give it a R for this reason.

Added: 2015-01-12

  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: salamanizer on 2008-10-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Good face climbing.

First pitch is a bit dirty but not bad9,(10a ish). Second pitch is really good face climbing on decent holds,(.10-) Can easily run the third and fourth pitch together with no rope drag(.10b). Pitch five is crap(5.8)

The easiest .10c you'll ever climb and uncharacteristicly soft for Cal Domes. I say .10b, but only because of the 4th pitch fingercrack.

Added: 2008-10-13