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Unknown (AKA Tri-Sockets) - 5.6

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Rock (Trad)
PG13
1
Tri-cams (.5 to 1.5), TCUs, nuts, and cams to 2.5"
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 2.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Start in the Kennel Fodder (and Blue Balls rappel) gully. Climb the less-than-vertical face opposite Kennel Fodder, generally heading up and right. Climb just to the right of two low pockets -- a so-so Tri-cam in the left -- and mantel onto a ledge. Place an 2.5" Friend at the ledge and another Tri-cam slightly higher. Climb to an overlap, get an okay TCU/Alien placement in the best of the questionable rock. Then climb up and right (crux) to a couple shelves -- Whew! -- for a good passive brown Tri-cam. Other options exist. Follow cracks and flakes to a good horizontal at the level of the tree and chockstone rap. Build a belay with 2" - 4" pieces.

Descent Options:

Traverse over to the tree and chockstone rap. Or top out and walk off.

Submitted by: forkliftdaddy on 2008-09-27
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Route ID: 94414

1 Ascent Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: forkliftdaddy on 2008-06-27 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Finally tried this face.

Noticed at this face several times when rapping off anchor above Blue Balls. Rope soloed this line. Cool climbing, but down low it climbs like a face route, i.e. if you see a placement, by all means, put some gear in it! Overlap below the crux is reminiscent of the Shithook flake -- flexy, funky, friable in places -- and the next gear is a ways above. So be careful where you place your gear. Could easily be 6+/7-.

Added: 2008-06-27