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Comic Relief - 5.10a

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Pitch 1: Starts at the same point as Escape Artist but goes straight up left facing corner that is capped by roof. Traverse out right and belay at base of crescent shaped crack. Pitch 2: Tackles the crescent shaped crack which is the crux of the route and stays fairly sustained with a 5.9 handcrack to the belay on a large ledge. Pitch 3: Go up crack to easy face climbing through pegmatite band, working right to a sloping ramp that goes up and left with a crack for protection. Pitch 3: Goes left on super easy terrain and then up crack in right facing corner that starts wide and finishes with 5.9 hands. Pitch 5: Goes up more 5.9 cracks in a left facing dihedral system. Belay on ledge at the Lightning Bolt Cracks Pitch 6: Can go up the 5.11 Lightning Bolt Crack or up somewhat dirty 5.9 climbing. After this pitch continue up moderate 5th class to the summit for another 1-1/2 pitches. Descent: Rap off slings on left side of formation and hike out gully to the left of summit.

Submitted by: mikemachineco on 2003-09-30
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Route ID: 41374

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: stevecurtis on 2008-08-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great

the crux pitch is a bit stiff. combine it with lightening bolt. The decent is on the far left, but head more right until you reach the top.

Added: 2008-08-20

Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: ldsclimber on 2005-05-30 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

The first 5.10 pitch is the just like the finger crack on Rubicon in J-Tree . Absalutely the BEST pitch I' ve done at the Black.

Added: 2005-05-30