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Fertile Crescent - 5.6

Average Rating = 2.00/5 Average Rating : 2.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Rock (Sport)
2 bolts
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 2.00/5
  Fun Factor 2.00/5


In the corner. Easy 5.4 moves up to the first bolt, then exposed 5.6 on the arete to the second bolt. Top out to the right, and anchor behind the small tree.

Submitted by: aspeck on 2007-01-04
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Route ID: 82340

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: climbingbeerman on 1988-09-23 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars 1st Ascent?

The route was covered with poison ivy and other nasty vegetation. Started up on lead, but couldn't get anything in (other than a long dong behind the flake well before the traverse). I backed off. Came back the next week and set it up as a top rope. Cleaned poison ivy vines for hours. Climbed it as a TR (thought the traverse was a soft 5.7). Came back late in October and placed two 1/4" button heads on lead (thought I was going to die). It's a crescent shape line, and definitely fertile; ergo the name. Those little stubbies stayed in for about five years. Came back and replaced them (on rappel) w/ 3/8" bolts. The rap line was a nice TR that went to within 12' of the top at a stiff 5.10 (real balancy).

Added: 2014-08-23

  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating R
Onsight Onsight ascent by: aspeck on 2007-12-22 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars fertile crescent

This is a fun, easy, slightly exposed line following the crescent-shaped formation. Thanks S.H. for the beta, your 5.8 route is next, whenever I get a day off.

Added: 2007-01-04