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Walking on the Beach - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 9
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Rock (Trad) (Toprope)
G
can Top-rope for face, roof is over rocks
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.50/5

Description:

Body Surfin', The Wave, and Hawaii Five-O are close together at a large crack. This one is to the right at the end of a low sloping roof. Start with as much roof as you want, to get onto the short gray wall facing right. There is a crack to follow to a ledge, then on to the top, but not a lot else.

Submitted by: Rmsyll on 2007-11-19
Views: 653
Route ID: 89927

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: clowe6 on 2008-03-22 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Fun start

Basically a nice boulder problem with an easy route stacked on top. The start is definitely the crux. Hanging start from the horizontal crack. The hand holds are somewhat obvious but feet are hard to find. A long reach up to a pinch and you can get homefree from there. Once you get past the first 5 or so moves it's a really easy route...

Added: 2008-04-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: Rmsyll on 2007-12-08 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars somebody did it

Did not get his name, but did beg him to post a report here, maybe to get others trying this short climb.
He did a standing start directly from hanging at the crack up onto the face. He said a matching pull on the white quartz nodule is the key for doing that. He liked it, and thought Kelley's 5.9 was correct. She had belayed from the little uphill slope off the trail quite comfortably.

Added: 2007-12-21