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Sheep Trail - 5.10a

Average Rating = 3.75/5 Average Rating : 3.75 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 9
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.75/5
  Rock Quality 3.75/5
  Scenery 3.75/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

Perhaps the best climb on the cliff, but not for the beginning 5.10 leader! Start about 45 to the right of "Ragged Edges" at a prominent black water streak. Meander up past many horizontal cracks, aiming for a shallow left facing corner dihedral. Keep finding good face holds and go staight up to the terrace and belay. Walk off right/north. FA: John Bachar, Mike Lechlinski, Richard Harrison, spring 1983. A classic old school line..

Submitted by: buoux on 2005-09-18
Views: 831
Route ID: 48433

13 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: chillyb on 2013-02-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars taxing

what everybody else said. I found it very helpful to have the red, pink, and black tri-cams as well as dmm offset nuts.

Added: 2013-02-20

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: cobbledik on 2010-04-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars - - -

very heady lead, placements felt marginal for first 20-30 feet.

Added: 2010-04-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: vegastradguy on 2009-05-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars fun

but be solid, i wouldnt argue .10c on this thing- reminiscent of Clean and Jerk- pumpy and steep start with sparse gear to a more relaxed upper section, but tricky gear (unlike C&J). bring lots of stoppers on this one, including rp's.

Added: 2009-05-17

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
Onsight Onsight ascent by: sammmy on 2009-05-02 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars ...

As suggested, be solid at the grade on this one...

Added: 2009-05-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Alcinous on 2009-03-26 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good clean fun.

Definitely a John Bachar route. Not a ton of gear for the first 30 ft., and maybe an old school 10a but a new school 10c, as a warning. Apparently this used to be 5.8?

Added: 2009-04-12

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