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West Point Crack - 5.8 popular

Average Rating = 4.07/5 Average Rating : 4.07 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (29)
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A few bolts, bring some medium to large cams, nuts and hexes to supplement the fixed pro.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.85/5
  Scenery 4.31/5
  Fun Factor 4.46/5

Description:

Classic 3-pitch route named for the U.S. Army climbers that first led the route. Pitch 1 follows the crack on the south side of the buttress, to the right of KOR'S CORNER. Pitch 2 follows the same crack to the top of the buttress (Pitch two is a chimney crack. There is a short 3rd pitch (5.6) that will take you to the South Gateway Summit Ridge. Fun and exposed lean/leap across move to start this pitch. New Rap anchors atop pillar installed 7/9/04

Submitted by: anykineclimb on 2004-07-16
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Route ID: 3484

29 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: houslele on 2012-05-18 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Good toute, very exposed

This route is fun and I think it's more like a 5.7 not a 5.8. It's incredibly exposed to the sun and tourists though. Vertical face with some decent belay ledges. Solid bolt placement, awessommeee view of the Rockies.

Added: 2012-05-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: gwalk746 on 2012-02-25 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Great Climb

2nd pitch is the best
Little sandy

Added: 2012-02-26

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: geosean on 2011-09-29 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars 1st pitch

nice warm up climb

Added: 2011-09-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kkkarl811 on 2011-07-25 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars lots of fun

totaly awsome rout, was first multi pitch, will remember to bring some trad next time

Added: 2011-08-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cornstateclimber on 2009-10-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars great climb

the climb was great!! scary at parts where the sandstone was falling apart and holds coming off! other than that it was a great climb! I only led first two pitches and linked them together into one and double rope rapelled off second pitch belay.


Added: 2009-10-11

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