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Sumo Greatness (5.9+ R) - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.67/5
  Scenery 3.33/5
  Fun Factor 3.67/5

Description:

Look for a pine tree far to the right of a waterstreak. Theres a crack with varnish on the left. The bolt above will guide you along. Good luck, this one is supposedly really scary.

Submitted by: vegastradguy on 2004-07-29
Views: 547
Route ID: 56974

4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: blueeyedclimber on 2011-03-18 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Fun to do.......ONCE!

My wife handed over the lead to me and I said sure I'll give it a try. At the crux, I shouted down "I don't blame you for not wanting to do this!" I onsighted it but may have soiled myself ;)
In all seriousness, though, if 5.9 is your limit, you shouldn't do this unless it's worth a trip to the hospital.

Added: 2011-03-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: iklimbrocks on 2010-05-01 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars .

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Added: 2010-05-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: explorator on 2009-06-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars slipped again

super-fun, feet-strengthening, fly-on-the-wall, friction climbing. I can't believe I slipped near the top again. Next time........this would be really scary on lead. TR solo.

Added: 2009-06-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: buoux on 1986-03-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

(Way back when...) We knew this route was a "right of passage" and I thought I could pull it off. Jen busted her nose on an attempt and Finlay soloed it. Locals were doing it so often, it truly had a reputation. I was determined, so I got some beta from Wendall and followed the route a couple of times. Then I led the route and scared myself silly all the way to the belay - which was the tree on the ledge 30+ feet above the present belay. This is an exemplary route for those who want to experience high quality thin Red Rock face. Easily topropable.......(Is that a word?)

Witnessed by: Tim Lomprey, Jen Stone
Added: 1986-03-08