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Black Lung - 5.8

Average Rating = 3.85/5 Average Rating : 3.85 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 18
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (34)
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Standard Cathedral rack.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.11/5
  Scenery 3.80/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Somewhat awkward right-angling crack in between the first pitch of Upper Refuse and the first pitch of Book of Solemnity. Strenuous for the grade.

Submitted by: spiffdog on 2003-07-21
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Route ID: 16457

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: up_for_a_good_time on 2014-07-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars all-around good climb.

didn't feel too strenuous for grade to me.

i led first pitch, followed second with Alex.

Added: 2014-07-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: scoobydoo030 on 2011-09-26 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Black lung

Fun Climb to lead into the upper refuse climb. Finding good stances to place pro once you are in the crux is next to impossible. Had to through a cam in and just keep on moving. The crux is awkward more then it is hard. This is a fun climb though

Added: 2011-10-21

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: scrapedape on 2011-06-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars fun lead

Led w/ Leah seconding.
The crux sequence seemed a little long, without a good stance to place gear once you're committed. I climbed up and placed some gear before downclimbing and resting at a good stance, but was nonetheless a good ways above my gear by the time I was done.

Added: 2011-06-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mountainlion84 on 2010-07-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Black Lung

Fun, kind of pumpy

Added: 2010-07-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: FreeHeels on 2010-04-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good fun

Nice line but hardly strenuous for the grade. Beware of backups at the belay station. We got stuck for 2+ hours. Nightmare but worth it I suppose.

Added: 2010-06-05

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