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By Jupiter, There's Rings Around Uranus - 5.11d

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Kris Solem, Herb Laeger. August 1989
Rock (Trad)
The face climbing sections are protected by bolts. The long crack on P2 takes stoppers and cams up to 2", plus a 4" piece for the big horizontal.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11d
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


This is the longest route on Voyager, directly up the middle of the face. P1 is 5.8 and ends at a bolted anchor. P2 ascends the beautiful gold face (.11d) and then move slightly left to gain the crack (.10b) which is followed all the way up to a bolt where you step right (.11a) to a bolted stance. P3 goes up left past a bolt or two to a big ledge (10c.) P4 follows bolts up and right on spectacular face climbing for a long ways to an anchor (.10a) P5 is straight up to the top on 5.9.

Descent Options:

Rap the route with 2 x 60m ropes or walk off... Raps can go from the top of P4 to the top of P2 to the top of P1.

Submitted by: ksolem on 2007-06-18
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Route ID: 86561

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  Difficulty 5.11d
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: ksolem on 1989-08-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars The FA of By Jupiter..

..was my first serious climb with Herb Laeger. We had a blast and went on to do lots of routes together. Herb named the route while looking up at me on the second pitch, we had heard on the rdaio while driving that the Voyager probe had just dicovered rings around the planet Uranus and there it was...

This route is a Courtright gem. I have gone back and done it several more times.

Added: 2007-06-18