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Blue Route - 5.6

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (8)
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Rock (Trad)
Usually toproped, but trad is a possibility.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure (Not Rated)
  Rock Quality (Not Rated)
  Scenery (Not Rated)
  Fun Factor (Not Rated)


Used to have the description: "Easy beginners route with a crack all the way up. " New description: "Now that the tree is gone, this short climb has at least two tricky moves to make you wonder why it was ever rated 5.4" Local consensus puts pitch at 5.6/5.6+ G. As noted, a bit tricky at crux, be solid on Boardwalk before tackling.

Submitted by: orangekyak on 2005-10-23
Last Modified: 2010-02-22
Views: 1023
Route ID: 20280

8 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: skierbrian on 2007-06-14 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Another fun climb

With the tree missing this is no longer a 5.4 so the rating should be changed. I would rate it a 5.6+ but don't take my word for it since I haven't been climbing as long as other leaders. What do you think?
I think this is more a PG (but there is no PG rating) because although there is plenty of places to put gear below the crux, you would only usually have one piece in before the crux, and if that fails, you are going to the hospital for sure. Recommend using a abackup nut for safety and to reduce swing.

20070614 - seconded this climb clean
20080512 - Hangdog second - first climb of season. But I met Tom at the belay station, who was glad his single green nut held, and was glad I came along to climb up and get him, when his partner could not get the piece out and could not do the crux, .

Added: 2007-07-08

  Safety Rating G
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: skierbrian on 2006-07-30 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars tough fall at first - keep going


Added: 2007-03-29

Red Point Red Point ascent by: nightlion on 2006-08-21 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Probably one of the worst routes that i've done. very dirt and was a bit wet at the time.

Witnessed by: Em
Added: 2006-08-21

Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: gymnastc on 2004-08-23 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Was harder than a 4...I guess a tree trunk is now missing

Added: 2004-08-23

Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: jumaringjeff on 2002-08-13 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

No comment

Added: 2002-08-13

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