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Minoan Maze - 5.10c

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Super sustained with great position and exposure! Exciting slab climbing from bottom to top. P1. moderate slab climbing to a small ledge and belay 5.9-. 130' P2. steepens to pull an overlap and awesome face features in the darkened face above to another comfy ledge formed by the rock flakes. 10-. 130' P3. From the tight ledge, continue up to the left-leaning, left-facing corner. Make a rising traverse left. Try to stay low on the traversing moves and watch for drag. there are many bolts on this pitch (like 22 or so), as the pitch is almost a full 200'. Exposed hanging belay. P4. work up to the corner, and make a committing step around. Slightly crumbly rock here. Steep face moves follow as well as a few anchor bolts. Although ... stretch the pitch to the top.

Submitted by: jpjpjp on 2011-08-30
Last Modified: 2011-08-31
Views: 328
Route ID: 109785

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jpjpjp on 2011-08-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Hard Slab

By far the hardest slab climbing that I have done. Once I got down the technique it wasn't too bad, but it was still strenuous (both physically and mentally). I linked this climb with the first two pitches of Nazca Line instead of Knossos. Led P2/P4 and Followed P1/P3.

Added: 2011-08-30