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Africa - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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none/Top Rope; chain anchors
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.12/5
  Scenery 3.12/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

Right of the access scramble, which will take you to the top where all the anchors are for most of Playground Wall climbs. Find a large flake that looks like South America, wonder who called it Africa, then start up on the big flakes directly underneath. You can go straight up, to a rounded grassy ledge, and then the top, or you can traverse slightly right to finish on big horns at the chains (recommended). Route gets pumpy when you've tried to lead it, and inadvertantly found yourself free-soloing it.

Submitted by: jds100 on 2003-01-19
Views: 1102
Route ID: 7944

16 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: jds100 on 1995-08-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars led with sketchy pro

climbed on TR a few times over a few visits to Cedar; felt great, started up with slings, which didn't stay on the horns and flakes; had it wired, so I finished it feeling great and secure. Such is the foolishness of youth. 'Led' (essentially free-soloed) a couple other times, including in winter when my fingers started loosing feeling and I had to find a faster way off, up and left. Kinda funny at the time...

Added: 2012-07-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: wgourlay on 2009-08-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Positive holds

Great warmup, toprope only.

Added: 2009-09-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: dave172 on 2009-07-14 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars I've been to Africa!

It looked a lot like South America

Added: 2009-07-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: ghaywood on 2008-03-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars first out door top rope

fun and flakey

Added: 2008-09-17

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: shrug7 on 2007-10-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars TRed....

Saw a few placement for gear...nothing I would trust to take a fall though.

for sure R/X lead..

Added: 2007-10-08

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