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Tunnel Vision (R) - 5.7 popular

Average Rating = 4.10/5 Average Rating : 4.10 out of 5
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Std rack to 3" (4" is handy for new leaders)
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.67/5
  Rock Quality 4.12/5
  Scenery 4.25/5
  Fun Factor 4.35/5

Description:

A nice route that gets a ton of traffic. All the belay ledges are huge (except for Pitch 2, which is currently a chimney belay with two bolts, a smallish ledge just below it is an alternative if the bolts are not there.) Watch the first 15' of this route, dont put any pro in or the rope drag will kill you. Traverse right and cruise up the crack system. Pitch 3 is run out, but easy. Pitch 4 is fun. Pitch 5 is the tunnel (bring a headlamp and some tricams, look for the 'P' on the slabs in the tunnel). Pitch 6 is fun, as is Pitch 7. You can escape left at the top of 6. Descent: See Group Therapy. JSJ42: You can do this (easily) in three pitches with a 70m rope. Each one uses all the rope and be judicious with gear).

Submitted by: vegastradguy on 2006-04-23
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Route ID: 14584

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: keegan540 on 2014-04-18 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars meh

Only got to do the first pitch because the line was so damn long.

Added: 2014-04-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Flash Flash ascent by: surfnassokie on 2013-05-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars First Big Wall!

This was my first big wall. Did the 5.9 variation to start (felt harder) and a couple other harder variations on the route. Very fun, great experience. Climbing through the "tunnel" is great, just make sure whoever is leading the tunnel pitch can chimney confidently. Felt really exposed on the last pitch because it was suuuuuper windy but that kinda added to the fun. Would love to come back and do this one again.

Added: 2013-05-24

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ngolden02 on 2013-03-26 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars scary route for novice leader!

definitely worth it though! side note: wear pants

Added: 2013-04-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Count042 on 2012-07-27 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Tunnel Vision

Quite a fun climb, especially with the Sport variation.

Added: 2012-08-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: leoand23 on 2012-04-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great route

Good route, the run out is not bad, and the tunnel was sweet. You don't really need a head lamp if it is sunny.
There was hardly any traffic on the route on a Wednesday. Only two parties climbed ahead of us that day. We passed two guys at the tunnel while linking p4 and p5 with a 70m rope.

Added: 2012-06-27

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