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Whiteout direct start - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Rock (Sport)
G
bolts and anchors (no rings)
40
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.25/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.75/5

Description:

This is the bolted line directly beneath the main dihedral of Whiteout. Can be used as an alternate start to Whiteout. Redriverclimbing.com lists this as a 5.9 sport route, however it is awkward as a sport route due to placement and style of anchors. Guide book lists this pitch as 5.7.

Submitted by: delphyne on 2007-11-12
Views: 531
Route ID: 90679

5 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: clemsonscooby on 2011-04-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great

Sweet knobs on the face followed by an aesthetic dihedral up high.

Added: 2011-05-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: shadylady on 2006-11-10 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Whiteout

I really enjoyed this climb. We did the bolted pitch as a team of three and my partner and I did the trad pitch together. I believe this was the second trad line that I followed. Views were amazing and the climbing was moderate. Would definitely climb this line again!

Added: 2009-07-22

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: climberclif on 2008-08-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars .

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Added: 2009-03-03

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: thenutz on 2007-10-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Emerald City 2007

Very nice route but could be better if the bolt placements were positioned better. Sort of a weird clip right at the bulge up to the next sorta run out spot to next clip but if you have a good reach and like kinda climbing on a slab with pebbles you should be ok . All in all a decent route i would say 5.7+.

Added: 2007-12-26

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: delphyne on 2007-11-12 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars fun climb, awful rope drag

After my onsight and rope-scraping descent, we couldn't get the rope down (too much drag). The anchors are almost straight back from the top of the ledge. Next leader had to use a second rope, and then leave some hardware in order to rappel, since we didn't trust pulling the rope through the ringless anchors with all that drag. I would not recommend this as a sport climb, though it was fun. The nubs were neat.

Added: 2007-11-12