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The Waltz - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.83/5
  Rock Quality 3.67/5
  Scenery 4.33/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Three pitches up the three main steps, plus some scrambling to connect them. The second pitch (5.6) is the nicest; the third (5.8) is not hard but an intimidating lead, with routefinding and limited protection. It's possible to split this pitch by belaying either at the small tree 40 feet up, or on an overhung ledge just short of the top.

Submitted by: ambler on 2003-08-27
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Route ID: 39700

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: beerbelly on 2011-10-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars ...

Only did the first two because of time constraints. 2nd pitch is the money.

Added: 2011-10-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
Flash Flash ascent by: gaalsent on 2010-07-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Sketch third, cruiser bottom

Did the Kalakay direct start too - ~10bish; fun stuff and its bolted. Rest is pretty cruiser. First time actually leading it although two-plus years in the canyon... Third pitch exposure and thin pro was a headgame but the moves are there.

Added: 2010-07-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: bozeclimb on 2008-08-18 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Beta on Decent

This was my first trad lead, which I did a couple of summers ago. I climbed it again last weekend and thought I would add some info on the decent. You can walk off easily to the right after P1. One guidebook says that you can walk off to the right after P2. This is what we did the first time, but it is very exposed with a high (fatal?) penalty for slipping. I found the rappel anchor this last time. As you go over the lip to start down the ramp to the base of P3, there is an anchor for a single rope rappel to the south (right). There is a good trail down from there: Thanks to those who worked on this.

Added: 2008-08-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: brizza on 2008-06-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars The Waltz

Very nice route. Loved the easy crack on pitch 2. Not sure why people dont climb the 3rd pitch. If you look a bit down and left from the start, theres a great spot to stick a .3 camalot. 3rd pitch was mossy, and the cruz move was exhileratingly commital. Climbed with Saunders.

Added: 2008-07-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: iceworm on 2008-06-25 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Fun!

Good climbing, fun route finding, all around classic

Added: 2008-06-25

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