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Innersanctum - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.62/5 Average Rating : 3.62 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (17)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

A very good line with varied climbing. Begin just down from Spook Book where a huge flake/boulder lays against the wall. Take the splitter straight up to an A-shaped roof. Exit left and up to a belay. This is the best pitch on the entire route. The remainder of the route is ok and goes pretty much straight up for two more pitches.

Submitted by: rmiller on 2002-06-05
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Route ID: 18301

17 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: snoopy138 on 2010-07-31 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars great climb

P1: not too runout with micronuts -- first one looked mediocre, second one looked bomber. right looked better than left from the seam, it worked out just fine.
P2: fun climbing up jugs and hand carck most of the way, weird & tricky finish to the pitch in the chimney to roof
P3: longer than it looks, a few tricky sections.

Added: 2010-08-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: wcm on 2009-07-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Innersanctum

Beautiful climb, blew the slab above the roof w/ roughly <3hrs sleep, 2 TCU's blew out, took the longest whipper of my career. Renaming this climb to "Welcome to the Needles, Bitch".

Added: 2009-07-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: kernvilleclimber on 2008-09-10 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good climbing

Fun route, my second climb ever done at the Needles. This route has a bit of everything.
It felt just a bit more difficult that The Howling @ 10a. Maybe I was just a bit tired.
I liked being able to look over my shoulders at the belay and see others on Thin Ice and Atlantis.

Added: 2008-10-20

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating R
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Principia on 2008-06-03 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Beware of runout on first pitch

Great hands on the first pitch that gets thin in places. The face after the roof is quite runout...about 25 feet. Not a beginner's lead!!!

Added: 2008-06-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: glahhg on 2007-07-14 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars :)

fun climbing. big jugs and a couple of roofs to pull on the 2nd pitch.

Added: 2007-07-19

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