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Youth Challenge - 5.10b

Average Rating = 3.75/5 Average Rating : 3.75 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 13
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Scramble onto a tree ledge up and right from the start of Retaliation.
P1. Follow the left hand crack to a ledge at 30'.
P2. Continue up the left crack, when possible move into the right hand crack and follow it to join Retaliation in time to enjoy the crux of that route. Belay ledge on the left.
P3. Follow Retaliation to the top

Submitted by: edge on 2003-07-21
Views: 670
Route ID: 38266

4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lucander on 2010-07-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Youth Challenge

A hidden classic, surprisingly few people do this route. The old Handren guide climbs the route as described, and I did the same, with pitches rated .10b, .10b, .6. The first pitch did feel a touch harder than the longer and more enjoyable second pitch, but I sure would not go at .10d.

Added: 2010-07-03

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: leewee on 2008-10-07 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars rad climb

liked the first pitch... loved the second pitch... worth doing many times...

Added: 2008-10-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: jajen on 2007-09-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Redpoint

Nice HARD line for the grade. First, 40', pitch is called 10D not B and is all of that. The second half of the climb (to the final Retaliation belay) is graded 9+ which I think is a bit of a sand-bag - maybe 10A?

Added: 2007-09-19

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: sterlingjim on 1986-07-09 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars -

Better than it may appear. Well worth climbing.

Added: 2007-06-27