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Zambezi Hatchet Head - 5.8

Average Rating = 3.92/5 Average Rating : 3.92 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (33)
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R - until you get the first piece into the huge horizontal. G from there.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.73/5
  Rock Quality 4.31/5
  Scenery 2.87/5
  Fun Factor 4.12/5

Description:

Probably the best route at pinnacle. Pulling a roof on crimpers!

Submitted by: dudemanbu on 2006-08-14
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Route ID: 53051

33 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: luv2sharpen on 2013-05-10 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun Climb

This was my third ever trad lead, I believe, and I took close to a 25 foot whipper when I wandered too far left and ended up 8-10 feet above my last piece on the blank slab. I was sketching to get back on route when I popped off. I had a good belayer and he dropped me below the overhang but kept me high off the blocks and the ground. I shook it off and sent it. As others have said, once you get past the overhang it is fun and less difficult.

Once you plug a cam in the horizontal crack, the rest will go with nuts and/or tri-cams. On the first ascent I crammed a pink tri-cam into a shallow vertical crack, just for something, but couldn't find it when I went back and climbed the route again. It's not terribly difficult to get up to the horizontal crack below the overhang anyway.

Overall a fun route that leads to a great view for the leader to belay from. Don't remember whether I was able to build a gear anchor or used a tree.

Added: 2013-06-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: perelman on 2011-06-27 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Pretty good.

Roof is fun. I'm 6'3" and I was able to get my feet up in a good-enough position, lock off on a crimper and reach through a bit of the crux I think. So it didn't feel too bad.

Added: 2011-06-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: joneus on 2010-06-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Hindsight being what it is...

It took some struggling and hints from redisant, but I finally made it through the crux! The rest of the climb was a cakewalk and ended up being really fun!

Added: 2010-06-03

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: matociquala on 2010-04-23 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Nice cool day--

And there was climbing and it was good.

Added: 2010-04-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: yogiontherocks on 2010-04-03 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars It gets easier as you go up..

The roof is the only 5.8 part on this climb.

Added: 2010-04-22

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