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Pandora - 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 18
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (6)
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Bolts plus small to medium cams & tricams
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.40/5
  Rock Quality 3.80/5
  Scenery 3.80/5
  Fun Factor 4.40/5

Description:

One of the only routes at Barrett's Cove that's got more than a couple of bolts. Pandora starts in a gully to the left of Charlotte's Crack, where P1 begins by heading up a dicey slab section (5.10) past 3 bolts to a notch in a small roof. Pull through the roof (5.7) and set up a hanging belay at the bolted anchor. P2 heads up and right to the first bolt, then straight up the steep slab (5.8+) past some horizontals and a few more bolts.

Submitted by: shiggetyshiva on 2006-10-02
Last Modified: 2010-04-01
Views: 808
Route ID: 70217

6 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lucander on 2010-07-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Pandora

First pitch is good, not sure I'd call three close bolts "spicey" though. A recent guidebook argues that going straight through the bolts (rather than left of them) is 5.10c, I'd put it at 5.9+/5.10a. My wife hadn't roped up since April and she didn't have a problem following this pitch either. The second pitch is really sustained but a bit monotonous. Then again, the same move over and over can be fun - because it's a good move.

Added: 2010-07-24

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: chris1981 on 2008-07-26 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Sunny Morning

I thought this was a great climb. Very fun and thought provoking in places. However, the small holds on the slab and great footwork make this very fun. Highly recommended. First for me at this grade.

Added: 2008-07-26

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: epoch on 2007-09-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Yup

Enjoyable

Added: 2008-04-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: GJzane on 2007-06-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars FUn Climb

The second pitch is only 5.8, but it's much more fun then the first pitch. I would totally recommend this climb. it's one of the only harder climbs at barretts.

Added: 2007-07-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: towerwkr on 2006-07-19 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars challenging climb

great area to teach new people Barrett's cove has quite a few interesting routes to play aound on

Added: 2007-03-15

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