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Mail Box - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (10)
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Small to 4". Take a variety, you'll need some aliens or TCUs both above and below the chimney sectio
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

This route is a lot of work. You'll find it around the right corner from Rock Wars. Hand crack turns into squeeze chimney/lieback depending on your level of comfort with running it out, then to awkward hands and thin overhung fingers on the top. The crux is pretty much the exit move to the ledge. I won't spoil it for you. Guidebook says 5.8, but that top move is harder in my opinion.

Submitted by: maculated on 2004-05-12
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Route ID: 52721

10 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: climberclif on 2010-04-30 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars .

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Added: 2010-09-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mike_devildog on 2009-09-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Little Weird

Im comfortable leading most 10s on gear..and I thought this was a weird route all together..and the top fingercrack was pumpy and difficult for a 5.8 grade..I agree with the description on here..does make you work, all kinds of climbing on this route, highly recommend for the fun factor!

Added: 2009-10-29

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: mjwestla on 2008-11-29 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars brutal top out

Yea, I agree that the top is probably harder than 5.8. THIN lieback and an annoyingly tough topout (just when you think the hard part is over you have to deal with that crap...) It's pretty obvious what you are getting into from the ground though. Our leader who's pretty confident on 10s had to get some coaching at top... glad I didn't try the lead. At least it takes gear well where it gets hard.

Added: 2009-05-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
Flash Flash ascent by: johnnyclimber on 2004-04-20 (View Climbing Log)

1 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2009-03-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: justroberto on 2007-08-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars -

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Added: 2007-08-13

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