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Smooth Sailing - 5.8

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 9
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Rock (Trad)
Standard rack to 3"
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Just left of Rising Moons is an obvious wide gully with some trees in it. Rack up at an obvious ledge at the base of the gully, start 10' above this ledge at pool of water. On the right side of the gully is an obvious double crack system. Pitch 1: Climb the crack system to a good ledge and belay at the tree. 210' (If may be possible to break this into two pitches or simul-climb a small bit- the first 20' are easy terrain).

Descent Options:

Rappel to the left- 3 short raps get you to the base (make sure to do the third rap to avoid getting your rope wet!)

Submitted by: vegastradguy on 2007-04-29
Views: 547
Route ID: 84966

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: vegastradguy on 2007-04-12 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars first ascent

did the FA on a rainy thursday morning-- good times. had a mostly old school rack- hexes and stoppers with three cams (one of which was a very good piece to have!). i'd recommend a standard rack of cams on this one, though- the crack is weird enough that cams would provide alot more security than hexes-- and much less runout terrain.

Added: 2007-04-12