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Grand Central - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 22
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (33)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.76/5
  Rock Quality 4.29/5
  Scenery 3.94/5
  Fun Factor 3.94/5

Description:

Awesome route...Climb the next dihedral left of layback, go left around the roof and up to a belay. Go right around the arete and up the overhanging face (crux) to an overhang and belay. Climb the roof (hard) and scramble to the top.

Submitted by: polarwid on 2004-06-15
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Route ID: 11326

33 Ascents Recorded

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

3 out of 5 stars maybe I am starting to like this climb

I have never liked it and on Saturday I finally enjoyed the movement of the climb. Who added the extra holds?

Added: 2014-06-23

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: gblauer on 2014-05-25 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Lead P1

Followed P2/3. I think this is a hard lead. Gear isn't great on P2 face. This is NOT my favorite climb.

Added: 2014-05-25

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: BolderKnowledge on 2001-09-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars GREAT

NICE CLIMB..HAVEN'T BEEN ON IN AWHILE

Added: 2013-02-27

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2011-04-10 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Felt harder than usual today

Too early in the season? Too cold? I don't know, but, today it felt hard. We did the entire climb in 1 pitch, creating the need for the leader to do P1 without gear. He slung the little tree and then his next piece was up in the horizontal at the traverse. This was our warm up and it just felt hard today.

Added: 2011-04-10

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: nkane on 2010-10-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars good fun

We did the 5.9 first pitch variation, which is thin and technical, and then becomes strenuous. I would have removed a bush pokes you in the face while placing a key cam had i had a saw.

Second pitch is great - the face crux is easier than it looks. The handcrack roof sucks if you're short - at 5'9" I could just barely reach the key crimp, after screwing around for a while.

Added: 2010-10-11

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