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Nuclear Polka - 5.10a

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Good 2-pitch route on the crag's far right side that scales a left-facing corner. Pitch 1 offers great, thin climbing up the corner through 2 cruxes. The guide claims fixed pro in the corner, but it is gone and small wires are required. Pitch 2 continues up and left on slab to a crack and over the small roof and finishes to the summit.

Submitted by: agrauch on 2002-01-20
Views: 342
Route ID: 6378

3 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jmeizis on 2009-08-25 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Thin and Spicy

This is a super asthetic line. When I saw it from the road it looked really straight forward and a little easy but it has your attention from start to finish. There was one fixed micro nut when I was there. This is definately made harder by the gear. You can fiddle in decent pro but it takes your hand holds and the longer you fiddle the more it burns. There were parts I ran out and parts I fiddled. I don't know that my fiddling did much because I still didn't feel a fall would end well. The second pitch is stellar crack climbing that ends it so sweetly.

Added: 2009-08-25

Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: adkaren on 2001-06-10 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

I remember this as being a fun balancy climb on the right side of the face.

Added: 2001-06-10

Red Point Red Point ascent by: agrauch on 2000-04-20 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2000-04-20