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Zee Tree - 5.7

Average Rating = 4.09/5 Average Rating : 4.09 out of 5
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Bolts on the first 2 pitches. Need a regular rack and a set of nuts for the last 2 pitches
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.75/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 4.31/5
  Fun Factor 4.06/5

Description:

Start to the right of the dike route. Belay above 4th class at 2 anchors.

Submitted by: jerrygarcia on 2003-08-19
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Route ID: 39295

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: leoand23 on 2013-07-27 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Too much hype

Third try was the charm. This route has always somebody on it. The route is indeed good but Dike route is much better; and to stay at the grade just rap after p3 on Dike route.
The top pitch crack would be the crux if you don't have your crack climbing technique dialed up. Done in 5 pitches to the top (Linked 4 and 5 w a 70m rope)

Added: 2013-07-29

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: J-ROD34 on 2011-08-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars last minute decision after seein a line on dike route

fun route even more fun walk off

Added: 2011-08-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: Superpedro on 2010-08-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Ascent Report

Woaw! Real solid friction climbing with breathtaking exposure! Yet the bolts are really spaced out and it was a bit too run out to my taste (although the fall is safe, it may be very big). Also our topo suggested a 5.0 to 5.4 grade - which is definitely is not!! - so it also kind of took us by surprise. Finding the first two bolts is really not obvious: we were lucky someone was here to tell us about them. Had to retreat just below the start of the crack as everyone one the rope didn't feel so good, but sounds like a nice one. Do not get in there if you're not comfortable in 5.7 yosemite friction climbing or you may wish you didn't! Otherwise, go ahead, it's real quality climbing!

Added: 2011-01-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: asundermier on 2010-09-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Always Great

A must do when in yosemite!

Added: 2010-09-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: jiadar on 2010-07-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars first slab

Zach lead this all 5 pitches. the last 2 pitches were run-out but not much worse than 5.5. The top of the lieback was great! The descent wasn't too bad either, a short rap and hike off.

Added: 2010-07-20

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