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Trial by Fire - 5.8

Average Rating = 3.29/5 Average Rating : 3.29 out of 5
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camalots #'s .5-4.5 (2 each) Also consider bringing a number 5 if you have one. Several shoulder len
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.75/5
  Scenery 3.50/5
  Fun Factor 3.25/5

Description:

A really nice route left of demimonde. Starts out as a groove the widens to a chimney. You can link this up with super slab too!

Submitted by: stew on 2004-12-31
Views: 1130
Route ID: 62963

8 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: pplachta on 2011-08-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great climb!

My knees took a beating, I wish I wore long pants!

I used a # 4 cam only, pushing it ahead of me in the crack. It didn't feel insecure or unsafe, I wasn't going anywhere :)
The cam didn't fit in 2 sections (too small) which provided excitement.

There is a single pitch above leading to Super Slide. It was full value adventure, circuituous climbing with poor rock and thus poor protection. Not recommended.

Added: 2011-08-15

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: cobbledik on 2009-05-25 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars - - -

gets very hot midday. had to be lowered due to heat exhaustion. rested a bit and fired the rest. Over all fun route because I hated every crappy second of it.

Added: 2009-05-25

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
Onsight Onsight ascent by: julianw on 2008-05-31 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars hard work

we decided to do this as the start to super slide since there were 2 parties on the 5.2 start. i only had one #3 camalot so this was pretty much X for me. i placed a small cam that probably wouldn't have held before the crux, then slung some chockstones after the crux.

Added: 2008-06-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: tallmark515 on 2007-09-05 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Ouch! Nasty Flared OW

Led my way 3/4 up this route using arm-bars and my limited array of OW techniques. My partner had to finish it off though because I was to physically exhausted to make that last few moves.

I had 2 #3's and a #4, if you don't mind spacing your cams a couple dozen feet apart from one another then you can just walk them up. The route was very secure though, I managed to get in some good shoulder jams using an awkward straight in approach. When I seconded the route I found that working it more like a chimney felt much easier.

I ended up leading the second pitch. It was dirty, overgrown and poorly protected. Don't do it, not worth the time.


Added: 2007-09-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: chalkduster on 2007-04-28 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Ugh.

This thing was like being in a bar fight. I don't know how I made it with elbows & knees intact... Quite surprising for a 5.8.

Added: 2007-05-21

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