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Risky Business - 5.10d

Average Rating = 4.60/5 Average Rating : 4.60 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 7
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (10)
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PG13
4
Trad. Some bolts. Standard Red Rock Rack to 2"
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.40/5
  Rock Quality 4.80/5
  Scenery 4.80/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

4 Pitches of Fantastic 5.10 climbing. Each pitch is 5.10, the third pitch goes at 10+ Start 75 left of Dark Shadows. Climb up the slab, past 2 bolts, to a right facing crack/overlap. Traverse back left to an anchor on a ledge. Then up the obvious and steep shallow dihedral to a hanging belay. From this belay head almost straight left to a bolt with a homemade hanger. After clipping this bolt head straight up(at 5.10+R) until the wall blanks out a bit and traverse back right to an obvious shallow crack/dihedral. There is an anchor at the top of this , however this is the anchor for the route Excellent adventure. Instead traverse back left approximatly 20ft to another shallow dihedral, there is a fixed pin at the bottom of this feature. Continue up abit further to a hanging belay from 2 bolts. The fourth and final pitch continue's up past bolts(no gear on this pitch) to a sloping ledge and the final anchor.

Submitted by: flamer on 2005-10-15
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Route ID: 50138

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jmeizis on 2013-09-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Excellent Edging

This route is really good. A little heady in a few places but excellent. Had thought of linking it into Dark Shadows but the topo made it look pretty improbably. I think you could do it though. Didn't look like a lot of gear but good rock. Guidebook says 10c which seems about right.

Added: 2013-10-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: vegastradguy on 2008-09-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars outstanding!

amazing climb. pitches go, imho, .10b, .10b, .10c, .9-ish. definitely bring your A-game,though- it is a BOLD route!

Added: 2008-09-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: JAGWire on 2008-03-21 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Total Gift at 10c

Excellent route for sure.
10a PG13/R IMO.

Added: 2008-08-21

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: fubar on 2007-04-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars No traffic on this one...

Gets done much less than its popular neighbor, Dark Shadows. Thought-provoking start above a shallow pool leads to four/five more pitches of the same. Typical RR face-climbing, only without bolts. Bring a set of aliens and look for horns to tie off. Never very continuous, but some difficult route-finding.

Added: 2007-11-02

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: franzr on 2003-04-11 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Aesthetic wall

This route is sweet and very aesthetic. I'm not totally sure we followed the right line...but we climbed some great pitches!

Added: 2007-04-11

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