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Lights in the Forest - 5.11c

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 9
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Submitted by: edge on 2003-07-23
Views: 627
Route ID: 38386

3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating R
Onsight Onsight ascent by: IsayAutumn on 2012-05-27 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars See zealotnoob's description below

Onsight up to the 5th pitch, where we decided to bail. I'm surprised nobody has commented on the seriousness of pitch 5. A fall close to the second bolt could potentially seriously injure both climber and belayer. Perhaps the climbing there is easy, but as zealotnoob said, we are not very experienced slab climbers, so it seemed hard to read.

That said, it was an awesome climb up to that point.

Added: 2012-05-31

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating PG13
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: zealotnoob on 2012-05-27 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars backed off

This was not a complete ascent, but I thought my notes would be useful for others.

We encountered great climbing up to P5. I thought P3 and 4 were especially good.

On P5, I clipped the first bolt, climbed up and left 20', and stalled out at a stance 5' shy of the second bolt. There were no holds, just smears. If I fell there, I would have taken a 50+ footer onto the slab below, and flossed my belayer on the pendulum.

I'm not exceptionally versed in slab, but my take was that I was looking at a 5.8 R/X slab traverse.

My feet were hot and sweaty in my shoes, and my mind felt soggy. I wasn't in the mood.

I downclimbed and we bailed. We'll have to clean it up some other time.



Added: 2012-05-29

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: jajen on 2007-08-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Damn!

Great freakin' line!!! Read but missed the P4 crux and got the P5 slab crux!! P5 is super spicy!!!!

Added: 2007-08-23