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Entrance Exam - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Nuts, TCUs and cams to however large you have them (you can put any size in the chimney).
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.33/5
  Rock Quality 4.33/5
  Scenery 3.67/5
  Fun Factor 3.33/5

Description:

Three pitches of burly 5.9 chimney climbing. The first pitch has the crux right at the top and has decent pro. The second pitch is sustained and sparsely protected in places (including the crux). Third pitch is 5.7 and has poison oak inside of it. Make sure you can climb chimneys before attacking this thing.

Descent Options:

Walk off the west side of Arch Rock or rappel "Gripper."

Submitted by: punk_rocker333 on 2007-08-28
Views: 952
Route ID: 87708

3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: alpenweg on 2010-09-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars sick route more like 10a 9 old school

run out serious climbing
not for the faint at heart

loose be careful at the top of p. 1

p. 3 will show it's teeth

have good solid wide skills

this climb was not my idea of fun
more like scary and serious

fun is having a day in the garden
at least that is my opinion

Added: 2010-09-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: scottydo on 2010-05-06 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars good intro to valley chimnies

This route was fun, but you better be comfortable with chimnies cause there are some pretty run out sections

Added: 2010-07-25

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: salamanizer on 2008-04-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Shady

Pretty straight forward chimney climbing. Some wild exposure rounding the chockstones. Less than excelent pro the whole way but nothing near run out. Didn't see any poison oak.
Did all three pitches in one with a 60m rope.

Added: 2008-04-13