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Upper Refuse - 5.5 popular

Average Rating = 3.69/5 Average Rating : 3.69 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.40/5
  Rock Quality 3.90/5
  Scenery 3.90/5
  Fun Factor 3.70/5

Description:

The very obvious right slanting ramp at the right hand end of the tree covered ledge. If you can't find it, just follow the crowds.
P1. Follow the corner and the face on the right to an exposed belay stance at pins.
P2. Climb the flaring chimney above (crux)and continue up to a belay at a good ledge with trees. You can combine pitches one and two.
P3. One hard move to grab a tree, then waltz up the remainder of the ramp to the trees.
P4. You can walk off around to the left from here, or take any number of easy variations that will deposit you at the fence of the tourist outlook, to the great excitement of the vacationing gumbies who drove their SUVs up the auto road. Pitches 1, 2 & 3 can be combined w/ a 60m rope.

Submitted by: slobmonster on 2004-07-02
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Route ID: 5764

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Bulletproof2000 on 2013-05-04 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Quick exit

nicer to follow the right edge for a tad more exposure

Added: 2013-05-10

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: briberg on 2012-08-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great first multi-pitch climb

Awesome climbing and scenery. Can't wait to get back out there and try some of the other routes.

Added: 2012-08-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: noyes66 on 2011-10-23 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great Climb

really like the end, so open

Added: 2011-10-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: scoobydoo030 on 2011-09-26 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Upper Refuse

I started this route on Black lung and when I got to the top of the third pitch of this route I was thinking for sure that it had to be more then a 5.5. I would still attest to it being more of a 5.7 with the way that the corner is faced and the ramp is smoothed from many feet on it. Over all great route though and all kinds of fun. Would happily do it again and again and again!

Added: 2011-10-21

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.1
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: secander on 2011-07-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars -

Combined Funhouse with Upper Refuse. Great Climb, possibly my favorite 5.5 :)

Added: 2011-07-16

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