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April Fool - 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 16
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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trad; chain anchors
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5


A few feet right of Graffiti (and another sport climb), a dihedral/crack goes up, but not to the top. Trad gear protects the dihedral and crack climbing up to the point where you need to come out and onto the upper face climbing, going slightly left. From here to the anchors there is no gear at all, and it's thin 10a climbing. A fall will certainly hurt ya! 5.10a R!! Can be TRd; same chain anchors as sport route to the left.

Submitted by: jds100 on 2003-07-05
Views: 711
Route ID: 7957

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating R
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jds100 on 1994-10-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars scary onsight trad fail

I don't remember if I thought this was a different route, or if I was just over-confident, but once I got out of the trad protected gulley, and knew there were no bolts, I down-climbed, pulling my gear as I went. Probably a good thing I didn't 'brave' the onsight, since it was my second trad route, and hadn't been on sport routes, yet...

Added: 2012-07-14

  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: matttracyg on 2007-10-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Route now has bolts. Very fun.

Lieback moves were strangely awkward doing them onsight. Cool moves. Felt a bit harder than 5.10a.

Added: 2007-10-29