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Average Rating = 3.53/5 Average Rating : 3.53 out of 5
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Rock (Trad)
G
3
standard rack to 3"
300
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.97/5
  Rock Quality 3.72/5
  Scenery 4.10/5
  Fun Factor 3.55/5

Description:

The first pitch is definitely the best. It begins with a short bulge of 5.5 friction (with one bolt), then follows a fun 5.6 layback to a small ledge. The second and third pitches are less spectacular, involving nebulous 5th-class climbing up a series of easy cracks and ledges to the summit, which is just below the conspicuous orange dot on the back of the dome. A second pitch variation exists which takes a 5.9 crack directly up from the first belay station, as opposed to traversing out the ledge.

Descent Options:

Walk-off.

Submitted by: ontherocks on 2007-02-08
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Route ID: 15226

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Bulletproof2000 on 2013-08-02 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars descent...

get better beta for the descent guys!

Added: 2013-08-12

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: OrionAgnew on 2012-08-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars N

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Added: 2012-08-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: justinjohnsen on 2012-05-12 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars .

Followed Katie O on the 5.6 route with the 5.9 crack variation. Tag team hang dog pp lead of the 5.9 crack.

Added: 2012-05-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: leoand23 on 2011-08-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Nice view at sunset

There was nobody at the base of this climb when Lisa, Cindy and I got to the base. Really cool intro climb to take some one on their first multi-pitch. Don't forget your headlamp for the descend if you want to catch the sunset from the top.

Added: 2011-11-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: brussmann on 2011-08-26 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars 1st P is good

I liked the fist pitch, second was just a scramble. The 5.9 variation looks good though. One funky move at the top of P1.

Added: 2011-08-26

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