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Cascading Crystal Kaleidoscope Direct - 5.9

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Rock (Trad)
G
2
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.33/5

Description:

It shares the first pitch and then it goes direct over the white face through the final slot over the final overhang.

Submitted by: chilik on 2009-07-27
Last Modified: 2014-04-03
Views: 1363
Route ID: 101079

3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: alexoverhere on 2011-04-02 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars exposed

Followed this pitch and thought both the first sequence (a traverse without gear, PG13) was exposed, as were the final moves at the roof (G). The final roof sequence is very cool though.

Added: 2011-04-04

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: maymarmalade on 2006-04-29 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Superb climb

I've followed this climb many times and this is such a great, exposed climb. When I finally climbed it the "classic-5.7" way, I found it to have one of the scariest traverses. Exposed, standing on a thin ledge. The last pitch is the money pitch. Thin in a couple of areas, but it's all there... a true classic!

Added: 2011-01-29

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: chilik on 2009-07-26 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Harder for the second

Good pro but you need to lean far and hard to get that micro cams out. Have courage for the final moves if you are leading.

Added: 2009-07-27