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Test Tube - 5.9

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

Just left of Spare Rib is a striking varnished corner that runs up the length of the buttress. This is your route. Pitch 1: Head up the varnished corner until it opens into a chimney. 5.9, 100' Pitch 2: Continue up for a full rope length, 5.8 Pitch 3: Head to the summit on some easier climbing, 5.7 Descent: Rappel Spare Rib. (Variation: Continue upward via the Laceration Spur (see details on Climbingredrocks.com))

Submitted by: vegastradguy on 2005-10-15
Views: 890
Route ID: 70891

3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2009-05-02 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Test Tube

These are a couple of decent routes to be sure (along with Spare Rib). You can easily do this route in two pitches, versus three. The first pitch is the prize. Very nice. The 2nd pitch is an easy chimney, but completely run out. No reason to not continue to the top with a 60m rope.

Added: 2009-05-04

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: moonbluff on 2006-08-29 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Fell once at the crux. Burly route.

Added: 2006-08-29

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: raymondjeffrey on 2005-12-06 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Continued up to the summit and named it Laceration Spur with larryd. Laceration Spur is a legit Grade IV; 18 hours car-to-car.

Witnessed by: larryd
Added: 2005-12-06