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Ape and Essence - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.43/5 Average Rating : 3.43 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 87
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (8)
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Rock (Trad)
PG13
2
PG. Standard Gunks Rack + RPs or equal.
130
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.40/5
  Rock Quality 3.60/5
  Scenery 3.80/5
  Fun Factor 3.40/5

Description:

Climb the crack right of the Ape Call chimney and left of RMC (small wires/RPs). Move right, then up. Climb the corner right of the Ape Call roof or climb the Ape Call roof (better). Finish on easy rock or do the last pitch of RMC.

Submitted by: troutboy on 2006-10-23
Last Modified: 2007-02-17
Views: 1240
Route ID: 54381

8 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: gblauer on 2012-08-30 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars This sure doesn't feel like a 9

I crimped up the face to the right of the corner. Very 10+ish to me.

Added: 2012-08-30

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: gblauer on 2011-06-26 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars It was soaking wet in the corner.

Making this a much harder climb today. I chose to work the crimps on the face to the right. Felt 11ish to me.

Added: 2011-06-26

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lucander on 2011-05-10 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Ape and Essence

A pretty good and often overlooked climb. Even without the piton at the crux (which has no business being there), one can fiddle in strenuous but solid tiny nuts. Second pitch is sub-par.

What's with all the toprope ascents?!?!

DL

Added: 2011-05-10

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jackflash on 2009-04-14 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Better than it looks

Added: 2009-07-09

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: gblauer on 2009-04-26 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Hard work

Maybe I was beat today (too much climbing, too little sleep), but this climb seemed hard. I ran it twice and did some variation near the top where I traversed on to the face, total hands, as there were no feet.

Added: 2009-04-26

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