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Grapevine - 5.8

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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standard rack, #4 camalot
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

This probably isn't quite as good as Mainliner or Sidetrack, but it's steep, varied, and has one of the best (and most enjoyable) chimneys I've ever done. Start to the left of Sidetrack, at a discontinuous finger crack (this is just before the giant Eumenides dihedral). This crack is 5.8+ and may be the crux of the route. Continue on steep highly featured rock to a small ledge below an offwidth crack. P2-climb the 5.8 offwidth, and continue into the "splitter" 5.6 chimney, which is secure and even protects well. P3--climb straight up (5.9+ R), or head down and left, then back up above the belay (easy). Either way, continue with steep 5.7/8 cracks to a belay below an large, overhanging left-facing corner. P4--climb the corner (5.8+) with great hand jams and stems, then up and right on easier rock. From here, do a short 5.6 chimney pitch up and right to finish and gain access to the descent, or continue to the summit with a couple hundred feet of easy 5th class.

Submitted by: takeme on 2004-02-11
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Route ID: 48516

4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: justincompton79 on 2010-05-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Grape soda

Chimney felt harder then 5.6, that's what I get from being from the East.

Added: 2010-05-09

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  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: aquafree on 2009-07-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars No comment

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Added: 2009-07-09

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: petergram on 2003-08-22 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2003-08-22

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: flamer on 2000-06-03 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Witnessed by: Marc
Added: 2000-06-03