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Creaky Joints and Trigger Points - 5.10b

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 442
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Dick Williams and Joe Bridges, 1988
Rock (Trad)
PG, small cams and smaller wires
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5


Start at the obvious right trending crack in the middle of the pinnacle. Climb it and then work up the face (crux) with deceptive moves on small edges to a good hold. Continue up the left facing corner, up to the V-notch in the roof, step right and up face to belay tree (80 ft). Consult Williams' guide for other pitches, he doesn't even put them in recommended bold print.

Descent Options:

Rap from tree on p. 1 or down Casa Emilio from the top. Note that as of 7/2009 the rap tree at the top of P1 has fallen down and is laying in the little amphitheater at the base of the climb -- all that is left is a 3' tat-laden dead pine stump. You'l

Submitted by: lucander on 2009-07-27
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Route ID: 85296

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: gblauer on 2014-06-07 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars tricky climbing

When I figured it out, it was easy. I could not go the way my taller partner went. I was creative and made an undercling out of a good hold. Fun climb.

Added: 2014-06-07

  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: lucander on 2007-04-21 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Creaky

Onsight with falls at crux, very tricky to figure out - especially way back here where there's no chalk on the holds. Protects very well with small wires.

Added: 2007-04-23