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Through the Smoke - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.92/5 Average Rating : 3.92 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 5
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (12)
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Jim Thurmond 1987 Retro-fitted by Dave Kessler, Jeff Frizzell 2004
Rock (Sport)
G
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.20/5
  Rock Quality 4.10/5
  Scenery 3.40/5
  Fun Factor 3.90/5

Description:

12 feet left of "Blue Spark", take the crack all the way up. 4 QD + anchor. From "Vertical Heartland" 3rd edition by Eric Ulner

Submitted by: iamkillbill on 2007-12-01
Views: 730
Route ID: 90149

12 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: saint_john on 2012-11-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Difficult start

This was my first outdoor lead. The start in the crack is tricky. The finish is a bit run out but the climbing gets easier near the top.

Added: 2013-03-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: boldheart662 on 2011-11-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars good route. very similar to Blue Spark

good, interesting crack climbing leads to excellent jugs and crimps

Added: 2011-11-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: dmeyer2 on 2011-09-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars cool holds

nice pockets in the middle and knobs at the top - fun watchin peeps use different techniques with all the variety on the second half

Added: 2011-10-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: mdhendo10 on 2011-09-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun route

I really liked this route, lots of variety and not too difficult! I thought this route was easier and more fun than Blue Spark...

Added: 2011-09-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: CogSciClimber on 2009-08-21 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars good climb

fun

Added: 2009-09-01

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