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melvins wheel - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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A #3 BD cam will protect the roof move before you run it out tending right to the anchor. 5" gea
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.75/5
  Scenery 4.88/5
  Fun Factor 4.38/5

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60 M rope will allow you to lead the first pitch up to the 2 good bolted anchors. (And rap to a ledge below) first 2 pitches are just great crack climbing 2nd pitch is a sustained 5.8 finger crack enjoy!

Submitted by: shaggyj on 2004-05-10
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Route ID: 40026

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: satch on 2013-08-09 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Beautifu

Nice cracks and short roof on the first pitch. 2nd is beautiful hand/fingers. Got stormed off the 2nd pitch. My partner got a chalk bag full of hail. She thought it was funny.

Added: 2013-08-23

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cracklover on 2010-09-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Excellent route

Rapped from the beginning of the chimney.

Added: 2010-09-14

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: acherry on 2010-09-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars 2nd GO in P1-2

Excellent route to practice flared crack technique.

Added: 2010-09-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: andrea37 on 2010-06-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars I love Lumpy

I led the first pitch and Doug led the rest. Minor issues finding the rap rings, but it was a gorgeous day and the weather cooperated.

Added: 2010-07-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2010-06-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars I think I know what mcernie is saying...

On the final pitch after completing the squeeze chimney I think you are supposed to stay in the middle "gully" until the summit is obvious to the right. Instead we finished on the last pitch of Fantasy Ridge which felt like a step up in both difficulty and protection options. It is a cool arete finish, just make sure you have the gear for it. Oh yeah, the pitch 2 "handcrack" is not the Indian Creek splitter you have been dreaming of. It is fun, but don't get the wrong idea of what you will be climbing.

Added: 2010-06-22

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