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The Owl Bypass - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Rock (Trad)
G
2
Cams, .5 - 2" Nuts, 1 set.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Scramble around the base of the Owl rock. Start up the crack stemming the base of a tree in a strait in flairing crack. Hands, a little offwidth and more bomber hands lead to the bolted anchor at the base of the Owl offwidth roof. Climb up and traverse left under the roof on thin face holds with a pin for protection.

Descent Options:

You can rappel from the bolted anchors just barely with a 60m rope back to the ground dispite the Reid guide saying it's 160ft. It's not, it's 100ft almost exactly. If doing the second pitch, good luck. Decend by picking your way and figureing it out on y

Submitted by: salamanizer on 2011-02-11
Views: 438
Route ID: 107885

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: OrionAgnew on 2012-08-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars O

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Added: 2012-08-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: salamanizer on 2011-02-06 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Rough

This crack though totally splitter reminded me of a gnarly hand crack at Jtree. Huge crystaly granite in the meat grinding hand crack doesn't make things any easier. Though quite painful jams, it's a rather enjoyable route and quite asthetic.

Added: 2011-02-11