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Muir Wall - A3 popular

Average Rating = 4.67/5 Average Rating : 4.67 out of 5
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LAs, baby angles and 5/8" stubby angles very handy. Natural belays up high. Extra blue Aliens.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9 A2+
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.67/5
  Rock Quality 4.33/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.67/5

Description:

This route might surprise you a bit when the initial big honkin' bolt belays give way to u-nail piton belays. You'll think you won't need many pins - NOT. Bring 'em, as they're very handy up high. The huge and spectacular 700-foot-high upper dihedral swallows blue Aliens like a cheap hooker. Mammoth Terraces, Grey Ledges and the ledge below the 19th belay are good bivis, but the rest is portaledge country. Think about how bitchin' Chouinard and Herbert were to knock this bastard off on-sight in a week or so in 1965. It is rumoured that Tommy Caldwell and Tim O'Neil (?) free climbed the whole thing recently.

Submitted by: passthepitonspete on 2006-03-26
Last Modified: 2012-06-02
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Route ID: 4888

10 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
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Onsight Onsight ascent by: JacekCzyz3 on 2001-09-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars :)

Did in 5 days, clean as C4 (the only fixed pin use only as pro)

Added: 2010-02-26

Ratings
  Difficulty A2
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lambone on 2007-09-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Muir Wall

stellar

Added: 2007-09-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7 A3+
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: pete_r on 2006-10-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Solo - 7 days - Clean

All went clean, I'd say 1 C4 pitch (P25) and 2 C3+ (P23 and P29) but I may be wrong! Small cams and an affiliation with micro nuts get you through, I hand placed one #1 angle as I don't own offset aliens :( What a lovely top corner!!! DO IT

Added: 2006-12-15

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Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: namascar on 2005-06-01 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2005-06-01

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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

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Added: 2004-12-05

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