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The Graduate - 5.10b

Average Rating = 3.60/5 Average Rating : 3.60 out of 5
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Doubles 2" - 3", one 4"-5" cam.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.60/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.40/5
  Fun Factor 4.20/5

Description:

Above and slightly left of Ragged Edges is a beautiful, short, right facing corner. Approach from the top of Ragged Edges following the somewhat obvious trail. Consider roping up for the last 20' of the approach, as it is probably 5th class. Belay at the base of a giant corner underneath a small overhang. Rope up and climb up to the offwidth crack above, then move right into the corner. Power up the corner to a nice stance (variation). Rest up and then continue up the corner to the base of a large roof. From here, step left around the corner and move straight up for a couple moves, then step right to a two bolt anchor w/ rap rings. A single rope rappel will get you to the base of the approach below the 5th class. Variation: If the imposing corner is too much for your taste, step left from the stance and cruise up and left to a shared anchor (5.9).

Submitted by: vegastradguy on 2006-04-02
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Route ID: 18580

11 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2013-03-07 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars The Graduate

One of the better single crack pitches for the grade at RR and definitely the best climb at Willow Springs. I would prefer 3 C4#3's next time...where the crack overhangs the hands get large/fist. Just a short straight in section for me, no layback. A C4 #2 or 3 protects the traverse left below the roof. Huge jugs await, exposed, but easy last moves. Stout for RR 5.10a. With Peter S.

Added: 2013-03-08

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: clemsonscooby on 2010-04-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great Corner

Super steep, but short.

Added: 2010-04-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: soNVclimbing on 2010-03-16 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars onsight

great climb

Added: 2010-03-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: needrock on 2008-09-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars awesome

WAY better than what the book says. single rack to BD #5, and triple BD#3. defintely follow the roof out right, way easier than it looks. had to bail first try because i didn't have enough large pieces.

Added: 2008-09-02

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: DHART on 2008-08-31 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Graduate

bring single rack from .5 up to #5, with triple of #2 and #3. The #5 with a long sling gets you started off the slab. Lay-back and head for the top, plenty of places for good stance and shake out.

Added: 2008-08-31

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