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Varnishing Point - 5.8

Average Rating = 3.40/5 Average Rating : 3.40 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 5
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (42)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.07/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 3.79/5
  Fun Factor 3.64/5

Description:

A good intro to Joe Herbst routes: P1 climb up an easy face to a ledge and belay from the cave-like formation next to a bush. P2 climb the corner and pull the roof. Follow the corner to the top. From the top, clip the bolt, then downclimb to the belay ledge with two bolts. Rappel once with two ropes.

Submitted by: vegastradguy on 2005-03-14
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Route ID: 32191

42 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: andrea37 on 2011-03-27 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Interesting

P1-me
P2-Doug. Crux right off the belay--Challenging layback while smearing on varnished rock. Rock quality seemed to diminish the closer you got to the top of the climb.

Added: 2011-04-01

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: clemsonscooby on 2011-03-26 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good

Good climbing. Wish the line was more sustained, but a great intro to the grade.

Added: 2011-03-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2011-03-27 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Interesting

Good sustained moves laying back on the desert varnish out of the roof, a .4 is nice to have here. The climbing after that corner has some rock that add adventure to the climb, be prepared to run it a little.

Added: 2011-03-29

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: explorator on 2011-01-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars lots of fun

takes a bit of nerve and umpf to get up that lieback. really enjoyed the belay in the cave with the glade on top of P1.

Added: 2011-01-09

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cobbledik on 2010-04-06 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars -

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Added: 2010-04-12

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