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Dikes of Gastonia - 5.7

Average Rating = 3.75/5 Average Rating : 3.75 out of 5
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Two old bolts on pitch one and several slung horns for the last two.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 2.67/5
  Rock Quality 3.33/5
  Scenery 3.67/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Follow the aplite dike for which Stripe Rock is named. Found south of Cruel shoes. R rated.

Submitted by: punk_rocker333 on 2006-07-13
Views: 469
Route ID: 78124

4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2013-05-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Dikes of Gastonia

Has to be the widest dike I have climbed on. Did it in two pitches with Stacy. The first pitch offers the only 5.7 moves (slab between a few trees for pro-no bolts as referenced below). Then neat slung horn for station and off to the races on the dike (mid 5th at most). You only need slings for pro (horns and jugs). We simul-climbed just a little with a 70m rope. Can sling the very top of the dike with a 240cm sling. Rap is just up and right and then down the 5.10 route with a 70m no worries. One rap is hidden in a hole. Pretty cool feature, kind of makes it a must.

Added: 2013-06-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: coryberkebile on 2012-03-31 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars a warm spring allowed some great climbing weather at the city!

on sight solo of the route and rappelled off the back side from some anchors to a route on the backside.

Added: 2012-05-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Pliny on 2008-09-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Swell route, not such swell protection

The first pitch is the most difficult. I have never seen so many chicken heads and solid edgy features, but protection is mainly with runners around horns and didn't seem 100% solid. Someone said they walked off. I don't seem how. We did it with two raps (the second hanging on the Cruel Shoes anchor) as darkness closed in.

Added: 2008-09-17

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating R
Onsight Onsight ascent by: rocket_scientist on 2007-09-16 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Dike of Gastonia

Don't let the R rating scare you off. Bring a couple draws for bolts down low, ~8-10 runners for chicken heads, start your watch and run up the dike. The vast majority of the route is way easier than 5.7. We simul'd it and walked off.

Added: 2007-09-29