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Blown Away - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.45/5 Average Rating : 4.45 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.60/5
  Rock Quality 4.80/5
  Scenery 4.60/5
  Fun Factor 4.40/5

Description:

Amazing new route which goes left from the wide crack section of West Crack all the way across the golden knob face to the arete above Cooke Book, then through an overhung roof dihedral at only 5.9! Stellar 5.9 route, topo in new Supertopo book.

Submitted by: boltdude on 2003-09-28
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Route ID: 41185

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: andrea37 on 2011-08-25 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Crowded!

I think we were the 4th group in line and we had 4 in our party and this was on a Thursday! First moves off the deck are no gimme; roof off the first belay is easier than it looks once you figure it out. Traverse goes on forever--wear comfy shoes because I didn't and my feet were on fire after only going halfway. The next pitch is a lot of fun with terrific exposure. Climbed that day with Gerry, second group was Leigh and Jimmy.

Added: 2011-09-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: blueeyedclimber on 2011-07-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars I love this route!

It was getting late in the week and this was our second attempt to get on this because of crowds. Blown Away starts up the first two pitches of West Crack and then traverses left and finishes up an arÍte and overhanging dihedral. West Crack is an absolute zoo and I refused to wait on our first attempt so we did Crescent Arch (which was also great). I was kind of tired and this day I didn't mind waiting (of course if I had known how long we were going to wait, then I would have moved on). The party in front of us was super nice so I did not give them hell for also being super slow. On one hand I was frustrated because I wanted to climb, but on the other hand, it was cool to see someone tackle something that was obviously hard for them. It was worth the wait. It was like an amusement ride. Wheeeee!!!!!

Added: 2011-07-25

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: julianw on 2008-09-06 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars none

traverse is fun, roof is fun. both felt more like 5.8 if you go by valley ratings.

Added: 2008-09-07

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Bosworth on 2008-07-25 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Blown away

blown away

Added: 2008-07-29

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: John_Long on 2008-03-02 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars FAGGOT

SUCK MY DIXK

Added: 2008-03-02

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