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Astroman - 5.11c popular

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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John Bachar, Ron Kauk and John Long
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.73/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

This is the East Face route first done by Warren Harding, Chuck Pratt and Glen Denny as a sieged wall climb in 1958 and 1959. John Bachar, Ron Kauk and John Long free-climbed it in 1976, and renamed it Astroman.

Submitted by: apollodorus on 2002-03-17
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Route ID: 5782

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: barwatt on 2010-06-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Astroman

Probably the best route I've ever done. Every pitch is memorable except for the first one. Great gear until the very end, but the spicy finish makes the route even better.

Added: 2012-09-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11d
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: USnavy on 2012-06-02 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Classic

Hands down the best line in Yosemite. The crack climbing is better than the Nose!

Added: 2012-06-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: salamanizer on 2010-06-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Super world class route.

Amazing climbing the whole way. It has every aspect of classic Yosemite Valley climbing. Offwidths, Chimneys, fist cracks, hand cracks, face climbing, grassy dirty climbing, run outs with sketcy gear... everything.

It's said, when you climb Astroman, you have arrived to valley climbing. I've been waiting to climb this route for a while. I wanted to wait so that I could get an onsight. Well, I'm proud to say, I got the onsight. Getting in the harding slot was definately the crux. I was hoping to find some sort of beta for future accents but I really didn't find any. Thrash and pray was all I can say.

Added: 2010-06-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11d
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: stevecurtis on 2006-10-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars fantastic

I've done this about 10 x over the years. Be ready for all types of climbing on this one, of course, heavy on hand cracks. The last pitch is R if you go for it. The first pitch seems harder to me.
the harding slot is never fun. Prepare for a round with Tyson.

Added: 2009-10-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: tklein on 2004-04-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Best Cracks on Earth

The cracks are better than the Nose, Salathe, Rostrum, or anything else that I have put my hands into.
A must do.

Added: 2009-10-11

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