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Sinocranium - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.20/5 Average Rating : 4.20 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.38/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.88/5

Description:

A well-protected and fun route that takes a line straight up the middle of the biggest face in the City of Rocks. It features great views and that "adrift in a sea of granite" feeling. The route is 6 pitches with the crux, 40 feet of steep stemming, on the 5th pitch. The rest of the route is 5.2-5.6 slab. It is possible to descend from the summit of the rock by rapelling down a gully/dihedral system on the northeast side, although the chains have proven hard for many folks to find.

Submitted by: kpinwalla2 on 2005-11-19
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Route ID: 41393

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: MarcusWaterman on 2013-06-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars loooonng

Told my belayer to go as fast as he could and basically ran up the whole thing. :) Regardless of the ease it's allot of fun!

Added: 2013-06-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: nosferatu87 on 2012-05-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars .

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Added: 2012-07-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: coryberkebile on 2011-10-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good solo with a beautiful view

I recently repeated Sinocranium and Theater of Shadows in a fast solo link-up. Sinocranium took about 20 minutes to climb.
If you are thinking about soloing the route I would advise taking a few long runners so if you get to nervous at the head wall you could still protect yourself and finish the climb. Then you would not have to down climb the sea of slab.

Added: 2012-01-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: chalkjockey on 2010-06-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars first onsight free solo

wore the harness and brought the rope and my shoes up. mostly easy, had to keep my head with me in the crux. then i ran around the dome and soloed theater of shadows with no chalk or shoes to catch up to my friends on that route and rap with them :)

Added: 2010-07-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: nate2006 on 2010-02-25 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Burrr!

Roped solo winter ascent. Hiked in from the main road since I did not have a 4x4. Water fall right after the first pitch. The back of the chimney was icy still. Topped out late with the rappel gully full of snow. So I did double rope rappels down the route.

Added: 2010-04-16

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