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Cheap Date - 5.10b

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Small cams will make the gear placement more straight-forward
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Cheap Date follows an arching crack just to the left of the Cave Exit on the Book. This is one of the most beautiful pitches on the Book. About 20' below the cave, follow a series of thin cracks (9) to a horizontal crack. Make a short traverse across the horizontal crack and slot into a thin, arching layback crack. Follow the crack, taking the left branch when it splits (the right is thin 11). The business starts as the crack starts to arch. Good locks when allow you to make gear placements from tenuous stances. As the crack reorients itself vertically, the tendency to barndoor will be come significant as the face and the crack become quite thin. The route tops out above on Fang Ledge. Follow Outlander for another superb pitch of 10.

Descent Options:

Follow the descent chimneys to the east off of the Book.

Submitted by: mtat76 on 2008-07-02
Views: 685
Route ID: 94477

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: stamplis on 2008-07-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars _

Wow - one hell of a pitch and a great way to finish any route on the book (although doing the Cave exit once should be required!). No hard moves - both my wife and I thought it was easier than the climbing on pitches 1+2 of Loose Ends.

Added: 2008-08-21

  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: qlenae on 2008-07-02 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Cheap Date


Added: 2008-07-31