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Alligator Soup - 5.11a

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.75/5
  Rock Quality 4.25/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.75/5

Description:

A superb route that was retrobolted about 8 years ago. Pitch 1 begins left of Diesel and Dust and goes up and right past the crux move (5.10a, well-protected) to a belay station. Pitch 2 climbs the upper headwall on micro-thin edges to anchors (5.11a).

Submitted by: rck_climber on 2001-09-18
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Route ID: 3893

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5 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: houslele on 2012-05-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Confusing crux

Fun route with a hard crux. The crux is only a few moves in and took me a few minutes to figure out. Pretty straight forward route past the crux though.

Added: 2012-05-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: gland11 on 2011-07-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Bring a stick clip

Really fun route on the best rock in the Garden. Start on the boulder and do a leftward traverse over a 15 foot dropoff to clip the first bolt. It's pretty easy climbing out to the first bolt but it would be terrible to take a fall before you clip. Just for peace of mind I used a stick clip on the first bold. It's one of the best protected routes I've ever climbed after that first clip though. Nice crimps and thin flake pintches will bring you to the anchors

Added: 2011-07-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: JustinCCarter on 2008-05-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun Climb!

A must do!

Added: 2008-07-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: JustinCCarter on 2008-04-23 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Awesome Lead! GOG Classic!

Scary first bolt! Awesome climb though!

Added: 2008-07-13

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: rck_climber on 1998-06-17 (View Climbing Log)

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Witnessed by: Emil Banzhaf
Added: 1998-06-17