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Honky Tonk Woman - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.40/5 Average Rating : 3.40 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (5)
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PG13
one bolt, small cams, nuts.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 2.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.50/5

Description:

Starting right of White Pillar, climb a face to a bolt, then up a groove to a wide horizontal. Traverse left to rap anchors.

Submitted by: jackflash on 2007-06-17
Views: 382
Route ID: 86507

5 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2014-08-24 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars very slabby technical climb

Thin hands and thin feet. Sure glad I wasn't leading this. This is a serious climb below the bolt, getting to the bolt. Crux is protected by the bolt, but, it's pretty far below and to your left. My leader managed to get a c3 in the grove to the left of the hang. Looked pretty bomber to me. Technical climbing. Very R rated.

Added: 2014-08-24

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: danabart on 1979-08-19 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Atypical

Unusual climbing for the 'Gunks. Some people say they get small wires above the bolt, but I didn't see any place for decent gear, and I was looking very diligently. The upper pitch(es) are not worth doing.

Added: 2009-03-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: sketchy_john on 2008-06-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars R Gear!!! Run out!

Dont let the bolt or Swain's guide fool you. There is very poor gear above the bolt through the left facing ramp no mater how competent you are. Beware this is a real footwork dependent Slab climb.

Added: 2008-07-07

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jonnykwong on 2007-09-29 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars fun

w/js. yes, a little runout.

Added: 2008-03-07

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jackflash on 2007-06-13 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Atypical gunks route

Tricky face climbing on sloping holds. Slightly runout.

Added: 2007-06-16