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Nanda Herring - 5.6

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 6
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (6)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.67/5
  Scenery 4.67/5
  Fun Factor 4.33/5

Description:

This climb is on the obvious rock outcropping about 30 feet upriver from the lookout. Climb the crack in the dihedral to the right of the outcropping to a platform 7 feet off the ground. Step to the left and onto the face and up. The climb is about 60 feet tall.

Submitted by: moss1956 on 2004-06-18
Views: 958
Route ID: 38772

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6 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Andyroo12 on 2012-07-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars it's rough, then smooth, then rough again

This was a nice long, solid climb. I found a crux about fifteen feet up, and another about 35 feet up. This route (the downriver set of points) was considerably easier than the upriver route on the same rock face. Definitely some steep pitches with not a lot to grab about 15 feet up, and then again about 50 feet up. Don't really agree with a 5.6 rating on this---seemed much harder.

Added: 2012-07-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: briberg on 2012-03-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun Scenic Climb

First, the approach takes you to the top of the route so you have to rappel down to the base which is always fun. The route itself is solid with a lot of different movements for a 5.6. The crux is the only challenging part but isn't too difficult.

Added: 2012-03-25

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mckbill on 2009-04-25 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars rope solo onsight...is that whacca callt?

I kayaked to this place from the old river beach area on a misty almost rainy day. The climb up the gully was 4th/5th class and I protected myself with slings and a cam as needed. Top rope setup is easy...need about a 15 foot loop of webbing, and the anchors are in good shape. There is also a large block that can be slung for a third anchor point. The crux is about 2/3 of the way up, and I went to the left of the little roof which might make it a bit more than a 5.6.

Added: 2009-05-10

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: stem on 2006-10-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Witnessed by: Rob, Liz
Added: 2006-10-29

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Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: klymer on 2006-06-13 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

The holds are worn smooth throughout this climb, especially near the bottom. But it remains classic Iowa climbing on dirty, insect infested limestone. No doubt I'll return, it was fun...

Added: 2006-06-13

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