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The Great Escape4 - 5.11c

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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bolts, optional gear. #3 camalot to protect the beginning 5.8 corner
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


This route is tough to find because the Reid guide is unclear. It is about 100 ft right of Drive by shooting, just at the top of the boulder and downed tree covered rise, before the Orange Spot. Pitch 1 Climb corner to questionable bolts, make tough moves right, and then head upward through small roof to small tree 100ft. Pitch 2. head straight up past multiple bolts. After some weird stemming about 70 ft out, head directly right two bolt anchor. Pitch 3. Follow easy bolted crack left, and then right over roof. Head up crack to two bolt anchor. Pitch 4. Follow bolted crack up, and then traverse left to more bolts.

Descent Options:

Rappel route with a single rope. Be mindful of where belays are.

Submitted by: stevecurtis on 2012-04-23
Views: 460
Route ID: 111267

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lsandvos on 2012-10-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great route!

The 11c pitches are definitely quite solid for the grade. The route is a bit covered in lichen without too much chalk on key holds, which adds to the adventure. I followed the first 11a pitch clean and onsighted the next 3 pitches. The 3rd pitch, 11b, is pure joy with big holds. The left traverse at the end of the 2nd pitch to get to the corner belay is not that obvious, be careful not to go too high.

Added: 2012-10-17

  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: stevecurtis on 2012-04-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Early season wet

We did the first three pitches and part of the fourth. The fourth pitch was flowing water, and the moves at the end of the third were wet and exciting. The route is similar to the stuff at Pok-o-moonshine. Really nice climbing. Would be better without bolts next to protectable cracks.
The second pitch is hard. About like drive by shooting.

Added: 2012-04-23