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Rubicon - 5.10c

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

Just to the left of Mental Blaocks is another excellent adventure.It consists mainly of variations of the former route.Start about 100'left of Mental Blocks.At the top of a scramble, look for a shallow,brushy corner with good climbing potential on the right wall. 1- climb the low angled right wall of the corner to cedar ledges, then up a short handcrack to a haedwall and large flake. set up for the next pitch by traversing down to the right to a semi-hanging belayunder a roof crack.5.7 2-the roof crack 5.9 is followed by a flaring groove and an excellent airy belay ledge.50' 3-Climb a right facing corner, emerging right at its top.here is a short finger crack of pitch 4Mental Blocks. climb out left and up past a bolt to a ramp belay(this 5.10 face move safe but exhilerating) 4-from the alcove at the top of the ramp,climb an overhanging handcrack/corner to gain the summit chimneys.5.8 165'

Submitted by: climb512 on 2001-12-17
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Route ID: 5955

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dackerdog on 2004-07-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

I find a real stretch to give this route a 5.10c rating. I found the crux pitch to be no harder than 5.9+. Only, because of the fall potential. Yes, the crux pitch is exhilarating and if there was a bolt right at the crux move, it would be 5.9. Why didn't Don place another bolt? It could easily have been done on lead.

Added: 2004-07-01