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Straits of Fear - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 2
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


15' left of the main inside corner is a flake/crack system heading up and left. P1: Follow flake/cracks to the vertical, right-leaning crack and go up this to the small dike ledge. Make a few steps left and go up the short right-facing flake/ramp and on through the weakness in the bulge above (crux 1), staying in the seam line right of the obvious loose plate of rock. Climb up using the crack/seam and the face to its right. Make a delicate reach for a 'fin' of rock (crux 2)and then up to a sloping belay below a small overhang. 160' P2: Step left onto the steep face and follow the knobs up and first slightly right then left to gain protectable cracks. Up past the change in angle into the woods. 100'

Submitted by: jclimbs on 2009-04-20
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Route ID: 42352

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  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating R
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jclimbs on 2006-09-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Once a Year

Not sure of the exact date.
I've been able to do this route at least once a year since putting it up way back when. It still is exciting and enjoyable, but without the traffic it got back in the mid-90s it is starting to choss up a bit.

Added: 2007-02-01