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Kemosabe (pg) - 5.10a

Average Rating = 3.44/5 Average Rating : 3.44 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (14)
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Standard rack with extra small pieces (+ one bolt up high)
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.25/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.25/5
  Fun Factor 3.75/5

Description:

Start to the left of the Ragged Edges block. You will see a large right leaning crack just above a big arc. This is your route. Thrilling!

Submitted by: holdplease2 on 2004-07-29
Views: 780
Route ID: 18578

14 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)

2 out of 5 stars Kemosabe

Below average route, but good one to use in combination with the Graduate which is the best route at Willow Springs (wall above Ragged Edges wall). Definitely more of a 5.9. A few fun moves up a seam that ramps right. Then straight up some good edges. Tree above is slung for a rap vs walk off if you want. With Peter S.

Added: 2013-03-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: iklimbrocks on 2010-05-13 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars .

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Added: 2010-05-20

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: clemsonscooby on 2010-04-18 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Heady

Loved the head game

Added: 2010-04-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: tahamsh on 2009-04-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars TR - Fun

Fun and even a tad spicey as a TR. Wish I had the nerve to lead this.

Added: 2009-04-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: mjwestla on 2009-03-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Kinda scary on TR

One of our group led Tonto and then set this as a TR. It was a fun and somewhat challenging climb even so, but also a bit tense. In some sense it's a lot of exposure for a top rope.

First it might help to explain what the route looks like - like it says in the description it's a big arc over a crack. I'd say more like a big curved shield of arched rock that slid off the mountain and left a 4 foot gap behind so that if you fall you stand a good chance of a pendulum swing that takes you over the edge and bouncing down onto the lower section. The protection/gear we set for directionals and to help offset this swing weren't quite enough to completely protect, so it is possible to get hurt a bit if you blow it. Plus the sections where you might pop off depend on good footwork on the potentially dodgy sandstone. I think I was a bit more frazzled than normal given how many tiny sandstone nubbins I'd busted off in the area already.

That said, it was indeed a thrilling climb. Probably a pretty heady and thin lead too!



Added: 2009-03-26

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