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Sea of Holes - 5.7

Average Rating = 4.10/5 Average Rating : 4.10 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 20
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Not much. Cams or nuts to one inch will suffice, small and medium tricams are very nice.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.75/5
  Rock Quality 4.25/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.12/5

Description:

An excellent four-pitch climb almost straight up a brilliant white streak. Start a hundred feet left of the Standard Route arch. p. 1 Paddle up easy rock (5.2) with little to no pro and belay at two bolts just right of the small right facing arch. p. 2 Climb to a fixed piece fifteen feet above the belay and pass two right-facing arches easily on the right. p. 3 An interesting and varied pitch. Step up and left towards the left-facing corner, get some gear and enjoy nice laybacking (5.5). Make a few smears up and fully into the white streak, getting small pro (pink tricam) and finger holds on beautiful crystal pockets. Belay at two bolts. p. 4 Continue up the white streak (stay on it and avoid the corner/roof) and surmount it at a bulge. Below the bulge is a hidden fixed piece in a left-facing corner that can be backed up with a stopper. Step up the bulge (5.7) on big face holds and grab a gorgeous nose of granite, clip the bolt, and run it out. Finish up towards the tree (5.7, original route) or over the final overlap to two bolts (5.8) Descent: Four double rope rappels straight down the route.

Submitted by: lucander on 2005-10-04
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Route ID: 3330

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Ratings
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  Safety Rating PG13
Onsight Onsight ascent by: gaalsent on 2008-08-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars fun

no one on the slabs but me and my partner with blue-bird skies

Added: 2008-09-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: duncanlennon on 2008-07-26 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars ok

This climb seemed overrated. The first two pitches had nothing to them (including protection!) and the last two, while in a nice spot, involved very straightforward liebacking and slab moves. Kind of fun, but not an all-time classic like the guide says (though it was written by the first ascensionist)

Added: 2008-07-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: fluffystuff on 2008-07-14 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars fun climb

great climbing. on the last pitch i didn't go far enough right. instead i headed accidentally towards the bolt i saw slightly to the left above the overlap. turns out that was the the end of the Squirting Dog (5.9). tricky move to pull the overlap. seemed more like a 5.10, or maybe it was the heat and chalk in my eye. = )

Added: 2008-07-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: nik052 on 2007-07-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars First multi pitch session

Took follow

Added: 2007-09-24

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: orangekyak on 2007-08-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Hot day in the Sea

Amanda and I hit Sea of Holes for a quick ascent on a hot day. We soloed the 5.2 first pitch, and then cruised the next three. Amanda pulled the 5.8 finish.

Added: 2007-08-06

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