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Laughing Man - 5.11b

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.67/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Start a few feet right of Welcome to the Gunks, beneath an obvious flake in the large roof above. Climb the short, difficult face, then work out the flake and turn the roof at the point. Follow left facing corners to a bad anchor. It is possible to escape the crux by traversing left or right (.10a) from the lip of the roof before going over.

Submitted by: jackflash on 2006-10-23
Last Modified: 2007-02-17
Views: 606
Route ID: 77980

5 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2011-04-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Just getting to the hoizontals was a pain

Going up the left side of the climb was a non starter for me. I came in from the right (I am very short) and it was much easier to get under the roof. The hand traverse right was lots of fun, the heel hook, mantle even more fun. Nice climb!

Added: 2011-04-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating PG13
Red Point Red Point ascent by: fotovult on 2010-06-07 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars laughing man

Burly and physical roof - but takes great gear.

10 variation is to the left once you pull the roof, the 11 version goes up and right to not-so-obvious holds.

R climbing before the roof is about 5.8/9.

Added: 2010-06-24

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: billiebob on 2008-08-08 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Worthwhile roof problem with good gear


Since when is this 11b? In my old Swain guidebook it's rated 5.10- and that seems pretty reasonable to me. I could imagine it being very hard if you don't know the beta. A worthwhile route.

Added: 2008-08-08

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: stashyboy on 2004-08-16 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

soft for the grade....

Added: 2006-11-16

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: jackflash on 2006-07-06 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

My first 5.11 onsight in the Gunks

Added: 2006-07-06