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Wasp - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.88/5 Average Rating : 3.88 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.33/5
  Rock Quality 3.92/5
  Scenery 3.67/5
  Fun Factor 3.92/5

Description:

P1, 5.9PG: Climb the thin vertical crack and corner system at the right end of the Slime Wall (sustained 5.9) to easier rock leading to the GT ledge. (Long pitch.) P2, 5.9: (this pitch is an old variation, Stubai To You) climb shallow right-facing corners on broken rock (PG, sketchy) to a solid cam placement in a roof crack. Tiptoe right to pull the roof (crux) and continue up to the trees.

Submitted by: feedmerocks on 2006-10-23
Last Modified: 2007-02-17
Views: 744
Route ID: 65243

18 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2014-06-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Cruxy at the bottom, fun up top

Did both pitches today. Second pitch would be very very scary for someone breaking into the 5.5s.

Added: 2014-06-28

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2014-04-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Very fun today

The crux section felt really fine today. It was a cold day today, we did this climb at 7PM.

Added: 2014-04-18

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2012-05-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars tricky start leads to awesome face climbing

First thirty feet are tricky and takes some fiddling to get solid gear. Then it's a beautiful face climb to GT ledge.

Added: 2012-05-19

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2011-08-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars I think this is one of the better nines

This was a great climb. The 9 climbing is in the first 30-40 feet then it back down to 5.5. 160 feet of pure climbing fun. I need to go back and lead it. Seems that the gear down low is a little tricky, but, I think I could make it work.

Added: 2011-08-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: blueeyedclimber on 2010-08-28 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Good, not Great.

Not sure it's worth 3 stars, but definitely worth doing. TIff led the first pitch and I led the 5.9 variation second pitch.

Added: 2010-08-30

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