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Boone/LaRue Route - 5.6

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
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Everything from small nuts and cams to larger cams or even big bros...
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.33/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.67/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

This is the most obvious route on Little Baldie and is the first route you come to when approaching via the rock garden from the top on the northern side. the route is a long right angled ramp which extends all the way to the top of the formation. the last pitch is so easy that most don't rope up for it... very safe route with plenty of places to stop and belay from

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Route ends on top of the formation, just hike down the trail

Submitted by: mooredesign13 on 2008-06-19
Views: 915
Route ID: 94291

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4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Highgloss on 2013-06-06 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Fun and easy.

Only placed gear every 15-20 feet or so...mostly nuts. Very easy, could be soloed no problem.

Added: 2013-06-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: i_h8_choss on 2009-07-24 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars practice gear placments

a good route for a n00b

Added: 2009-07-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: sclaussen on 2009-05-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Boone/LaRue Ascent

I am a beginning leader and I found this to be a really good route to get some beginning lead experience on. Getting to the route is a bit of a challenge - you should park at a small pullout down the road from the primary hiking trail and then bush whack through the woods to the base of the crag - hang a left and walk around until the route comes into view on the left side of the crag. The first pitch is the harder of the three, second is easier barring a single crux move, and the third is probably class 3 or 4. It took a variety of protection, everything from BD4 down to much smaller stuff, and was very protectable. The climbing wasn't very challenging making it a good spot to work on placing protection, building belay anchors, etc. You descend down the maintained trail back to the road about a quarter mile from where you park for the ascent.

Added: 2009-05-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mooredesign13 on 2008-06-14 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars sun burns galore

took 5 people up this thing using only two ropes and a set of cams and nuts, and still had gear to spare... very fun route for the beginners.

Added: 2008-06-19