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Southern Exposure - 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.67/5 Average Rating : 4.67 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 37
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (8)
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trad; bolt line on 2nd pitch; bolt anchors
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

A short way right of Monarch, on the face, on good flakes to the roof. Traverse right on the horizontal crack, up to a small shelf, then out on a ledge to the fixed first pitch belay. Then, go a little up, and traverse back left to a gulley in the roof. Up and slightly right to where the bolt line begins, to the top. (Direct variation (11b) starts directly under the small shelf, and comes straight up.) Great exposure! Recommended!

Submitted by: jds100 on 2004-06-15
Views: 914
Route ID: 8101

8 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: curtis_g on 2008-12-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars December

Very exposed with 40mph gusts. Great climbing. A definite classic and the FA is close to as bold as it gets. Reachy at one point on the second pitch. Great climb.

Added: 2008-12-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: climbtraditional on 2004-10-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars my first trad 5.10

loved it. place gear rather quick or get pumped

Added: 2007-10-13

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: stevieplayland on 2006-11-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars great!

first 5.10 trad lead (onsight, no less). took a while to find good gear placements, but once there, went fine. once gear is wired, this is a great pitch. second pitch is exposed and fantastic! think about alan's bold first ascent for full effect.

Added: 2006-11-13

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Flash Flash ascent by: boondock_saint on 2006-04-08 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

No comment

Added: 2006-04-08

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: super80drivr on 2005-10-03 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Recommended. Gets toasty mid day and later in the warm months, so do it early or late

Witnessed by: helios
Added: 2005-10-03

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