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Free Blast - 5.11b popular

Average Rating = 4.86/5 Average Rating : 4.86 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (19)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a A1
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.71/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.86/5

Description:

The first 10 pitches of Salathe

Submitted by: marius on 2003-01-25
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Route ID: 31391

19 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: coryberkebile on 2008-04-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Free Blast is hard.

I led every pitch. linked 1 & 2 and then stuck with orginal pitches after that. Great route! I advise on taking some offset master cams or some offset tricams for the fourth pitch pin scars. They are fingers size.

Added: 2012-01-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: stevecurtis on 2003-06-02 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great

Multiple cruxes with varying styles. Getting into the last chimney is tough.

Added: 2011-02-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: alpenweg on 2010-10-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars sick route on the captain

on-site everything up to 10d
on yeah i took a fall on the half dollar on second and
we did c1 on the 11b slab and the 11a roof

the climbing was amazing and exposed at some times

wow what a blessing

so i call it a hang dog but did some good work too
heres how it went

p1 and 2 linked on-site
p3 french free
p4 on site
p5 on site the 10 d butt crack, and french free the slab
p6 frech free
p7 on site
p8 half dollar on site, i took a fall on second
p9 and 10 linked and on site

want to do it again



Added: 2010-10-21

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: salamanizer on 2007-10-21 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Skin O my teeth.

Couldn't believe I got the onsight after hearing how hard it is form everyone. Thought the .11b roof was the crux but found the first slab pitch to be much harder. The rest seemed to be pretty uneventful. Well protected and strait forward climbing for the most part. The half dollar pitch was a bitch though, must have missed something getting into that thing. And 5.8 chimney my ass, I've lead .10 chimneys that were easier than that thing.

Added: 2007-10-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c A1
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: vegastradguy on 2007-06-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars fun, but hard

reachy through the slabs where a bolt is missing (but still doable), free climbing was amazing. great route.

Added: 2007-06-16

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