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Xyphoid Fever - 5.10c

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

A really wicked looking crack running through a roof on the right hand side of the formation is this crack. Be careful of the loose block about 20' up. From the top of the crack, head up and a bit left, joining Byrd Pinnacle Left to the top. Difficult for the grade.

Submitted by: vegastradguy on 2005-04-17
Views: 330
Route ID: 65757

4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2011-11-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Xyphoid

Rare to see anything sandbagged at RR, but I call it on this wide roof crack. Just full on burly, more of a 5.11 than 5.10 no matter how you approach it. Just the roof section of course, otherwise 5.9 at the most. The key is two edges on inside left wall of knee crack. Stem, then dyno off of right knee jam to reach first edge with left hand. Then bounce again to reach second one. Good stuff. We did all the routes at Byrd Pinnacle including the less than desirable 3 pitcher to the left. With Joe A and family.

Added: 2011-11-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: explorator on 2011-02-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars fun 5.9 variation to the left

after climbing Byrd Pinnacle Left, we Tr'd the variation that goes up the left-facing corner around left of the roof. Fun crack climbing.

Added: 2011-02-02

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Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: cracklover on 2005-04-17 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Well worth doing.

Added: 2005-04-17

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Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: vegastradguy on 2005-04-17 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

after a couple of hangs, i lowered off to let Gabe have a go. He sent after pondering for a bit, unlocking the secret. I followed this time w/o resting...tricky stuff.

Witnessed by: cracklover
Added: 2005-04-17