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Yellow Brick Road - 5.10c

Average Rating = 3.86/5 Average Rating : 3.86 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 10
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.40/5
  Rock Quality 4.40/5
  Scenery 4.20/5
  Fun Factor 4.60/5

Description:

Climb the first 2 pitch's of DOWT's. On the third pitch, start as for DOWT, but instead of taking the traverse to the right continue straight up past numerous bolts to a hanging belay. Pitch 4 folows a line of 10 bolts staright up and ends on a ledge that is shared with DOWT. Pitch 6 go up the flake/overlap on the right past several bolts, then follows a line of bolts back left to a corner which is followed to it's end on a "scoped" ledge. You can continue up DOWT's from here or rap using bolts on the gobbler.

Submitted by: flamer on 2005-02-17
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Route ID: 56260

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: DougfromTassie on 2005-09-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars The full monty

We really enjoyed this route, having squeezed it in as a last little treat before heading home to Tasmania.

Added: 2011-09-10

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2010-01-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Yellow Brick

David (below) has not done POD yet, but I thought the 3rd pitch was basically reminiscent of that route (which is right to the left). Enjoyable map finding with a few interesting side pulls here and there. I got the 5.10a pitch which was easy for the grade I thought, very enjoyable face climbing. Froze my fingers on the 5.9 DOWT pitch....that crack, handling trad gear and being colder lower in the canyon...can really lead to a suffer fest if you have bad fingers. I have run up the damn thing before, was hurting this time. Good rock, enjoyable outing if warm enough.

Added: 2010-01-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lucander on 2010-01-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Yellow Brick Road

With dowww, I led p. 1 and p. 3. Very sustained climbing on YBR, 150 feet of very sustained climbing - not many moves easier than 5.8+ on that one. Onsighted it without chalk on the route to show me all the small hidden holds - made for a very cerebral lead.


Added: 2010-01-12

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: DHART on 2000-07-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars liked it better than turkey

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Added: 2008-07-24

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: clusterfuck on 2007-08-26 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars good fun

cruiser don't wear tight shoes

Added: 2007-08-26

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