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Escher's Way - 5.10c

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October 2009
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


5.10c/d - Multi-pitch or do just first pitch, or first and second pitch. First and second pitches can be rapped with 70m.

Descent Options:

If finish route atop Gray Eagle, rap the Great Depression with a 70m, or walk-off back of dome to descend the brushy gully between Gray and Red Eagle Domes.

Submitted by: setageus on 2010-03-09
Last Modified: 2013-05-09
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Route ID: 103751

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  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: setageus on 2009-10-25 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars FA

Suggested Pro: Double sets of cams from very thin to 3, one 4" cam, set of nuts, many long slings.
-P1 (5.8) Climb crack.
-P2 (10c/10d) Climb crack out of belay and head left to cross flakes which connect to right facing corner and face above (face has two protection bolts).
-P3 (10c) Climb right leaning crack about 30 then leftward climb over roof using long runners to avoid rope drag! Take diagonal finger traverse left across face to gain belay nook.
-P4 (10a/b) Head up flakes and cracks to right facing corner and obvious ramp up and left. Follow face to another right-facing crack above which curves rightward and up. Long slings again recommended.
-P5 Climb diagonally left out of belay through face with a protection bolt, then farther horizontally left to better knobs. W/in 25-30 feet from belay, start heading directly up where the climbing eases to big pro-able knobs. To prevent rope drag, good to belay at first good ledge with decent crack for natural gear.
-Last pitch is longer than one rope length, so either look for great belay where terrain eases with numerous chicken heads and eventually slab w/rarer cracks to pro, or simulclimb when rope goes taut.

Added: 2010-03-16