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Keep On Struttin (5.9+) - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.25/5 Average Rating : 4.25 out of 5
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G/PG with easier runouts
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.09/5
  Rock Quality 4.27/5
  Scenery 4.09/5
  Fun Factor 4.36/5

Description:

Good bolt(?) but if the bolt fails, you're dead. Start 30 feet left of Moonlight and climb a smooth face (5.8) past a tree (with slings?) and angle up right across easier rock to the GT ledge (long pitch.) Belay from tree near the Moonlight corner. P2: Step a little right to a small horizontal hold 10 feet up which also takes a small cam. Undercling up to the next horizontal (5.9), traverse slightly right and pull the small roof here (easier.) Angle up left on easy rock to a bolt. Make a balance move up to the next horizontal. Traverse left (crux) and pull the roof above at a weakness. Gear belay above. P3: (5.8ish) Continue up right-facing corner, move right and then back left to keep a straight-ish rope line up to an hourglass notch above.

Submitted by: feedmerocks on 2006-10-23
Last Modified: 2007-02-17
Views: 667
Route ID: 67340

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Bulletproof2000 on 2014-04-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars led P1, seconded P2, led P3 up to the crux

and let Charles top out.

Added: 2014-07-31

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2012-04-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Getting of the GT ledge...wow that's hard for a shorty

At least following my >6 foot partner. He started to the right of the big jug and easily reached the jugs. I actually popped off three times before I made the move successfuly. It's not like me to fail on a 9. Rest of the climb is fine. I was tired and sluggish today so all if it felt arduous.

Added: 2012-04-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: alexhoelke on 2002-10-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars pumpy

Yes that is what I remember, pumpy moves had to rest on my gear...

Added: 2011-09-07

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2010-05-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars P2 and P3

Did P1 of Erect Direction. I was too tired to do P2/3 of ED so we did Keep on Struttin. Maybe I as tired, but these pitches felt awfully hard. That traverse above the bolt with no feet was pure burl. Interesting moves on the smooth white face, you don't see the crimps until you need them.

Added: 2010-05-01

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: local_guy on 2009-10-04 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars chris lead

p1 only. party epicing on p2. finished on cck direct. looked fun.

Added: 2009-10-04

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