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Fear of Flying *** - 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.33/5
  Scenery 3.67/5
  Fun Factor 3.83/5

Description:

Spectacular Climb! Reach the cliff base and look up to an ever widening finger crack on a butress mid way up. Aim for that. Start a bit right of the trail to the cliff in a dirtyish corner/chimney/crack thing. Keep gear here to a minimum. Continue up a crack that leads to below a roof. At the roof move left up and onto the face then up the crack. Stellar. Gear anchor.

Submitted by: jstp on 2004-10-31
Views: 1457
Route ID: 53720

10 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: wonderwoman on 2008-05-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Crazy mantle and exposed high stepping

Very cool!

Added: 2008-05-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: acherry on 2008-05-24 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars mmmm, wet lichen.

I wonder if I wouldn't have found the crux practically impossible if it hadn't just poured. Sigh.

Added: 2008-05-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: blueeyedclimber on 2008-05-25 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Awesome route!

You have to make a traverse to a finger crack on very thin gear. Not hard, but that's where the fear of flying comes in.

Added: 2008-05-27

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cracklover on 2008-05-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Yowza! Great route

it rained. i was scared.

Added: 2008-05-26

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: lucander on 2007-10-07 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Fear of Flying

Good route with some tricky moves stepping left into the very thin crack and then reaching a really high finger lock on bad feet. A bit of a sandbag at Stewart Greene's 5.9+, i took one fall leading this route despite climbing several "harder" routes clean in the park.

Added: 2007-10-09

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