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Half-Face Direct - V3

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Alton Richardson
single crash pad and spotter is sufficient. More is always better.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty V3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Located on the Half-Face Boulder on the right side of the trail to the Oak Grove wall. From afar the rock looks like Half Dome. Up close it looks like a face with a big white dot as the eye, pointed top as the nose, a white streak for a mustache and the crack as its mouth. The route uses a a combination of crimps and finger jams on a thin crack running diagonally up and left to the arete. Then liebacking diagonally up and right on a few decent feet get you to a super easy top out. A fall from the top could be bad. This route could be better graded as 6a+.

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Easy down climb back and right from top out.

Submitted by: AltonRichardson on 2008-06-27
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Route ID: 94412

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  Difficulty V3
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: AltonRichardson on 2008-06-27 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars cool

saw this on a previous trip. Went back and got it.

Added: 2008-06-27