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Alphonse - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.41/5 Average Rating : 4.41 out of 5
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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

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  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2014-09-14 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars so much fun

Nice warm up. It starts as a 6 and gradually builds in difficulty. Good gear. Run it long in the corner and after the traverse to avoid paralyzing rope drag. A 70M will get you back to the ground.

Added: 2014-09-14

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2014-06-21 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Nice warm up

when it's empty I jump on it. No snakes today! always fun.

Added: 2014-06-23

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2014-05-25 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Always fun

Especially when you fight a black snake for the holds. LIttle guy scared me!

Added: 2014-05-25

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

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