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Zenyatta Mondatta - A4 popular

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 110
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (11)
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Moderate pin rack, no long LAs, *2 each 3/4 & 1" s.o.*, many heads & hooks, 1 Big Wall Crab
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5 A3+
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.33/5
  Scenery 4.67/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

Sharpen up your hooks for this classic Bridwell line, cuz you're gonna need 'em. The route requires a lot of heads, so bring plenty in case it has been cleaned recently. Extra nylon and duct tape for slinging rocks and taping down hooks is always a good idea on this kind of climb. Watch out for loose rock - most of it is gone but there's still plenty of potential to knock more off. Zenyatta Mondatta is a cunning line that deviously works it way between miniature features while following thin lines of weakness. It is remarkable for its intensity - continuously sustained, this is a route that just keeps comin' at ya. Though you'll never find anything truly desperate, you do have to keep thinking all the time. While your belayer sits on a classic-sized ledge at the top of 4 (2' x 4' - back against the wall, knees bent over the edge) you can make 10 or 11 hook moves in a row to start the next pitch. On the Casual Rating System, that pitch would be NTB but DFU! There are a number of places where you can take a pretty big whipper if you blow it, particularly on pitches 8, 10, 12 and 13. There is but a single "gimme" pitch, the 14th, unless you don't consider a horizontal hook traverse and enough bends in your rope to make it looked like a python kinked with arthritis a "gimme".You'll climb from 7:30 to 9 o'clock to 10:30 on the White Circle, and get good views of the clusterf*ck traffic jams on Zodiac. You'll love the Lightning Bolt and Nine O'Clock Roofs, while the start of P9 follows a perfect diagonalling crack - with every pin tied off, it's a Lefty Nailing Classic. At the top of 12, don't belay on the slab as Chris Mac suggests, take the perfect ledge 30' below it. Duh.

Submitted by: passthepitonspete on 2006-03-26
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Route ID: 5212

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9 A3+
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: JacekCzyz3 on 1998-09-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars :)

Did solo in 10 days. No fixing. At 4 day morning take 80' squat (my fault). At half way of the hook passage, there is bomber slot for stoper.

Added: 2010-02-26

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.1 A3+
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jreyher on 1998-07-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great route

climbed with Brant

Added: 2007-12-01

Ratings
  Difficulty A3+
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: stymingersfink on 2005-09-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Stellar route w/ many hooks + heads. P5 (A3R hooks) is the most dangerous pitch, A2 awk pitches more likely the the most difficult parts of the route. DO NOT combine P's 15+16. The hauling will be much easier from the gear belay at top of 15.

Witnessed by: Alan K.
Added: 2005-09-30

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: tommyt on 2004-12-05 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

No comment

Added: 2004-12-05

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: holdplease2 on 2004-11-03 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Party of 3, 3 nights on the wall. Intended solo, but glad I had partners instead as weather moved in. Want to climb it again, as with 3 I don't feel I did enough.

Added: 2004-11-03

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