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Alphonse - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.39/5 Average Rating : 4.39 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (47)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.13/5
  Rock Quality 4.57/5
  Scenery 4.26/5
  Fun Factor 4.57/5

Description:

Alphonse climbs a large dihedral and traverses left to a stance near an overhang. Pitch 2 climbs the overhang and goes for the top. Aside from one move on the overhang, Alphonse is mostly 5.6-7. The belay is one of the worst at the Gunks, so many people do it as one really long pitch with double ropes to avoid rope drag.

Submitted by: atg200 on 2004-06-15
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Route ID: 3131

47 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2013-05-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Very fun

Easy to do in one pitch with long runners and a little drag. Use a 70 to get back to the ground off the cedar. Or walk off.

Added: 2013-05-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: crw5074 on 2013-04-27 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars A great route

1st pitch was kinda awkward, and in some sense harder than the 2nd pitch. The belay is also awkward, but the 2nd pitch is really fun. A nice, fun, well protected, short crux.

Added: 2013-04-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: Bulletproof2000 on 2013-04-14 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Nice Line!

Loved it

Added: 2013-04-15

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2012-10-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Ran up quickly

Had to be home by noon. This is a very fun climb. Not sure how to completely eliminate rope drag, other than avoid placing much gear.

Added: 2012-10-07

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2012-09-02 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Delightful climb

Always a lot of fun. Has to be the softest 8 in the park.

Added: 2012-09-02

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