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Ant Killer - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.60/5 Average Rating : 4.60 out of 5
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Rock
PG13
1
trad; chain anchors
75
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.75/5
  Rock Quality 4.58/5
  Scenery 3.83/5
  Fun Factor 4.75/5

Description:

About 50 feet left (west) of Shame, an obvious right-facing dihedral: crack climber's dream. Slab start to big stuff, to vertical crack, getting a little thinner up higher. Exit left to ledge, with chain anchors. A thin crack to the right of Ant Killer can also be done as a variation (5.9+): ascend to where you have to traverse left to Ant Killer. Second pitch can be the same as for "C", accessed by a 5.6 crack with a tree in the way (could be a real nasty fall), then go left to the exit gulley/chimney. Highly recommended!!

Submitted by: jds100 on 2004-06-15
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Route ID: 8089

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: climbtraditional on 2009-02-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars classic trad

a classic route--best 5.9 trad in the area

Added: 2009-02-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: ghaywood on 2008-12-14 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars first trad route

i went second. it was fun.

Added: 2008-12-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: jordancolburn on 2006-05-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Ant Killer

Really fun, I think the crux is the lower 20 feet.

Added: 2008-01-05

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: keyless on 2007-11-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

very sustained.

Added: 2007-11-05

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: bnoble on 2007-10-28 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great

Great gear, great line, overall great route.

Added: 2007-10-28

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