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Great White Book - 5.6

Average Rating = 4.17/5 Average Rating : 4.17 out of 5
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to 4" (Bring a #5 cam if you have it, but a #4 will work)
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.08/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 4.83/5
  Fun Factor 4.75/5

Description:

Climb the large left facing dihedral. 3 pitches. A classic route with nice runouts.

Submitted by: addiroids on 2001-10-25
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Route ID: 4569

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: sierragal93546 on 2011-06-26 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Last pitch: "Dean's 'Where the F*** Do We Go?" Variation

Started off taking the wrong way up to the start. Not exactly a full 'book'...more of a diag chimney. Run out. Seems more of a 5.7. Lots of friction and lieback instead of stemming as one might expect climbing a book. On the last pitch there were two teams crossing routs. One person said go left, one said straight, the other said go right. My leader made up his own last pitch zigging to the left with a spicy traverse on a thin face then zagging up to a hollow sounding flake then over a good size bulge. Probably more of a 5.7 pitch. Walk off was scary!

Added: 2011-06-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: brussmann on 2009-07-05 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars scary

and scary walk off :-0 First Yose climb for me :-)

Added: 2010-07-29

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: desertwanderer81 on 2010-07-09 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Best 5.6 ever

This is the best 5.6 I have ever done. It might be friction the whole way, but the wide crack/chimney makes you feel at safe and secure. Pro is essentially useless on this climb (due to the 120' of RO) unless you have a number 5 or some other big cams.

I would highly recommend this route to any 5.8 leader who has a good head.

Added: 2010-07-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ericfoltz on 2000-08-05 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Lead

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Added: 2010-05-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: Ebird on 1995-07-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Ascent note

Wide book and fun. Slap above a bit runout, but I was soloing.

Added: 2009-06-26

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