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Sandblast (R) - 5.10a

Average Rating = 3.67/5 Average Rating : 3.67 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.67/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 4.33/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Starts just left of Triassic and goes up the original route for one pitch or so. Then heads left. Two rope raps.

Submitted by: vegastradguy on 2004-07-21
Views: 695
Route ID: 56250

3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jmeizis on 2011-04-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Not the Start to Triassic Sands

Thought this was the start to Triassic Sands. Guess I should have realized it wasn't when I was getting worried on the 10a lieback/offwidth that is the start of Sandblast. I would have been more comfortable had I brought the five or six. The climbing isn't too hard actually but it's runout if all you've got is up to a #3. The climbing after is pretty good with some sort off fragile edges. It's a good lead into Triassic if you need to bypass the first pitches.

Added: 2011-04-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2010-04-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Sandblast

With Michael sometime in 2010. I led both pitches, remember struggling with the first pitch a bit, cold, windy, etc. Thought the rock was all pretty bomber by RR standards. I bypassed the off width start by using a bit of Sand Felipe. The 2nd pitch was quite enjoyable. Both fixed stations are shared with Triassic Sands. I would rate the first pitch of Sandblast as difficult as any pitch on Triassic and have led all the pitches on both routes. Worth doing. Sand Felipe, Sandblast, Triassic and Amber make for one hell of a day of moderate climbing at RR. Does not get much better.

Added: 2010-12-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: lithophiliac on 2007-03-25 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Cool TR.

Top roped first two pitches of this after doing Triassic sands. Watch for loose rock - almost pitched a 20 pound block on my belayer but managed to push it back into place. Don't quite get the bolt on pitch one - 2 inches from a bomber yellow alien placement??

Added: 2007-03-26