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Lean and Mean - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 183
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Ivan Rezucha, 1980
Rock (Trad)
Standard Gunks rack.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


From Swain Guide: P1: Starting 40 feet downhill from the start of Spinal Traction, tiptoe up the face just right of an arete (5.8) to easier climbing and the top of the block. P2: Climb the overhanging right-facing corner to the summit (5.8)

Descent Options:

Walk off. Walk up and left to find a path which can be followed down to the base of cliff.

Submitted by: ratherbe on 2008-07-27
Views: 580
Route ID: 95022

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2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
Flash Flash ascent by: Gmburns2000 on 2008-07-26 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Both

P1 is lean, P2 is mean, but both are within the grade (p1 may be 5.7). P2 has a bit more excitement and looks harder than it is. A fun and exposed route all around.

Led P1

Added: 2008-07-28

  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ratherbe on 2008-07-26 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Worth the hike

Like it's neighbor, The Main Line, this climb offers two equally enjoyable pitches. Pitch 2 looks harder than it is and requires an exciting step over a chasm, but protection and holds are all there.

Added: 2008-07-27