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The Drilling Fields - 5.11a

Average Rating = 4.43/5 Average Rating : 4.43 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (7)
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BIll Boyle "89
Rock (Sport)
G
1
8 or 9 bolts to the chains.
100
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.20/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.60/5

Description:

Big Holds! Jugs! Buckets! 5 gallon buckets are everywhere as you wrestle your way up the steep steep iron stsined rock. The Chains overhang away from the bottom by 10 feet. For several laps on it its best to lead the beast then reclip as you lower. Last beta is stay far right of the last bolt.

Descent Options:

Rap or lower the route with a 70 meter rope.

Submitted by: kevinhansen on 2007-04-25
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Route ID: 85373

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kozycody on 2012-08-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars awesome

must do for 11a climbers!!

Added: 2012-08-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: MWomack on 2010-05-17 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars sketch

until the third clip is sketchy!! probably the longest run-out i've ever seen, if you fall, you'll bottom out, so don't lead unless you know you can pretty much flash it. or you can top rope TO the third bolt, and lead the rest.
this climb is very fun if you're looking for something slightly overhung with BIG holds

Added: 2010-05-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: climb-high on 2006-03-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars -

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Added: 2010-03-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: justgio928 on 2008-08-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Sweet, tough climb

Good handholds all over the place but its a huge overhang and anything less would be ridiculous. Gets pretty pumpy by the end.

Added: 2008-10-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: palmetto on 2008-08-31 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Stellar, Steep Climbing

Can use 2 medium small cams to protect the two long stretches between bolts. Definitely ignore the last bolt up and left. Super fun.

Added: 2008-09-02

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