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Fear of Flying - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 3
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 2.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 3.50/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

Off-width grunt fest with no bolts (of course). Make sure you've had your Wheaties, bring big gear, and remeber that good off-width technique means inching up slowly with patience. Gets a little easier above the shelf.

Submitted by: umhowaboutpatt on 2006-09-10
Views: 796
Route ID: 7942

4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: Brendon on 2013-06-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Who needs Pro anyways?

Got the lead on this thing with two #6's before a 25 foot run out to a smaller cam placement toward the top of Cave City's chimney. Made for a pretty crazy first 5.9 trad lead!

Added: 2013-06-17

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: tcrosby on 2008-11-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Big Crack = Big Pro

My friend and I tackled this monster this past weekend, had do bail on lead(not me) due to lack of right gear. We then proceeded to set up a TR and were eaten alive for several hours. This crack is AWESOME and I would recommend it to anyone.....good luck with the lead though.

Added: 2008-12-01

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Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: elvelasco on 2002-10-26 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

I've read about how scary off-widths can be. Now I know why. We dropped a TR and did the climb, losing some skin in the process. While I hung safely on the TR, I tried to imagine setting pro--I don't think I'd ever put this lead on my tick list, but anybody who does has my respect and admiration.

Added: 2002-10-26

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Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: briarpatch on 2001-04-03 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Got it clean on TR after a few tries over the previous years. Felt good to do it, but man was it dirty. I don't think many people are climbing OW in SO ILL.

Added: 2001-04-03