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Raise Hell - 5.8

Average Rating = 3.93/5 Average Rating : 3.93 out of 5
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  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.33/5
  Rock Quality 4.33/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.33/5


Interesting crack thing - crack will get wide though so get ready to think

Submitted by: happymondays on 2005-10-19
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Route ID: 21508

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  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: gogalac on 2014-08-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Raise hell

Good moderate.

Added: 2014-08-20

  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: warrenw on 2011-03-19 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Right is right.

Toward the end you can choose to either go left and top out early on low angle boringness, or go right and keep on the face until the tip top. Going right is enjoyable 5.7-ish climbing. So do that.

Added: 2011-03-21

  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Carnage on 2010-10-25 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars -

not bad, just a few moves that i had to grunt on and work through.

Added: 2010-10-25

  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mjwestla on 2010-05-08 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Beer drinkers and...

Short summary: Scratchy fist jams and several awkward rests but not overly difficult.

More detail:
Put in a piece standing on the boulder. A fall w/o it would be BAD.
I worked my way left a little later than some folks I've seen do on this and had a short connecting traverse about 10 feet below the first roof (starting at the orange bubbly looking rock). This avoided a thin crack and was fairly moderate. The first roof was awkward and I did take a sort of rest by a foot cam layback while I stuffed in some gear. Second roof is pretty easy if you are patient and find the feet. Awkward getting into and out of the large right+up trending crack visible from the ground.

Scratched up my hands pretty well from working the jams, rock is surprisingly sharp/velcroish considering the traffic this line gets. Will probably tape up next time. There were many vertical and horizontal cracks available for jamming. Used a lot of gear of all sizes, including a #5 (probably not necessary) at the second roof, although I concentrated mostly on cams .75 through 2. Pretty sustained but nothing terribly cruxy if you look carefully. Definitely some nice rests to be had, esp if you can jam well.

Seemed like a lot of work and I definitely felt like I was "engaged" by the climbing the whole route.

Added: 2010-05-09

  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: killingmorethancancer on 2010-03-27 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Great Climb

I lead this route and was impressed with how sustained it was. No super tuff moves in it, just a whole lot of sustained ones around 5.8+ or 5.9- maybe one or two 5.10 moves. But all and all a wonderfull route. I rocked the onsight but ran out a little far in the top area some placements there are so-so. Next time I do this route I will bring a pre-tied cor-de-lette for about 3 quarter of the way up. There is a huge horizontal finger looking extention Im going to sling. All and all one of the best 5.8 I have ever climbed.

Added: 2010-03-28

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