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Danger High Voltage - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.12/5 Average Rating : 4.12 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.80/5
  Rock Quality 3.80/5
  Scenery 4.80/5
  Fun Factor 4.20/5

Description:

(from the Falcon Guide) *** Prospective leaders should have a thorough grounding in crack technique. This route follows the flake system just north of the lightning cables for the transmission tower. Pitch 1: Start right of the cables and improvise your way up into the offwidth crack (you may have to face the water to do this). Belay at the ledge. Pitch 2: Work up and right of the flake to the top. Or, a 5.9+ variation requires climbing the offwidth to the left of the final flake. Needless to say, avoid this route in bad weather and take pro for wide cracks.

Submitted by: duskerhu on 2002-08-12
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Route ID: 22106

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: bwcasnap on 2012-10-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Hello Lake!

Beautiful route over Superior with a lot of variety. Off-widths are tiring. Fantastic 2nd pitch. I felt like it was harder than 5.8, but maybe it just seemed that way because of the exposure in parts.

Added: 2012-10-15

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: chrisbarker on 2005-06-25 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars A Palisade Classic. Good climb for diverse groups.

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Added: 2009-03-30

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: teleguitar4 on 2008-06-22 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars seemed easier then 5.8

I was trying to get out on the face to make it a little harder even and it seemed more 7ish to me

Added: 2008-06-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: bnorrgar on 2008-05-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Careful with the first pitch

Don't attempt the first pitch unless you 1.) intend to run out 20-30 ft of an off-width or 2.) have some big off-width gear (big bros, huge cams). Otherwise the second pitch is a great ledgy and exposed lead.

Added: 2008-05-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: conflict-of-interests on 2007-06-22 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun climb!

Lake superior is beautiful.

Added: 2007-08-22

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