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Sliding Board - 5.7

Average Rating = 4.40/5 Average Rating : 4.40 out of 5
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Not much. Can be done with a set of nuts and tricams but a few cams to 1 or 2 inches is nice.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.90/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.70/5

Description:

A slab classic with good friction and interesting route finding. Starts at the left edge of Standard Route's "Launch Pad" and stays left of the arch the whole way up. p.1 Pad your way up 180+ ft. to a 2 bolt belay between the arch and a tree with one tricam between you and the ground. (5.2) p. 2 Traverse left 8 feet or so, clip the bolt and go up the smooth groove in the steep swell. Continue up on invisible friction to a seam (small wires) and traverse left on pockets to a belay on old peices of various quality. (5.7) p. 3 Pad up and right for 100 feet with a lonely bolt in the middle. Good friction to a two bolt belay. (5.5) p. 4 Make a funky step right and ascend the beautiful but short left-facing corner, continue up the weakness and belay at the top of an arch with gear (wires, tricams, a big cam) (5.5+) p. 5 Paddle up a dike to the manky small tree, pass it on the right, get a piece of gear, and trend upwards and right to a nicely situated two bolt belay at the base of a prominent dike. (5.5) p. 6 Climb straight up the headwall above the belay with interesting small liebacks in the dike. A guidebook author calls it a "grand finale". Belay at the tree and continue up two pitches of easy 5.0/4th class from Standard Route. Descent: Walk off the climber's trail.

Submitted by: lucander on 2005-09-24
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Route ID: 3309

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: backpacka83 on 2012-09-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Friction city

fun 5th pitch

Added: 2012-09-03

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: dragons on 2011-11-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars first slab

First real slab route, nice

Added: 2011-11-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: alexhoelke on 2000-06-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars friction fun

Swapped leads with my friend Kate, unfortunately we dropped a cam. Runout at places but that's what you get on a classic!

Added: 2011-11-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: blueeyedclimber on 2008-07-04 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Classic!

A must-do for any slab-lover.

Added: 2010-02-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: fluffystuff on 2008-10-06 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars wow!

beautiful climb!!!! comfy belays. way fun.

5.7 pitch seemed pg-13. other easier climbing seemed r.


Added: 2008-10-06

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