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Every Major Dudette - 5.6

Average Rating = 2.71/5 Average Rating : 2.71 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (7)
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Rock (Toprope)
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New bolted anchors atop block. Rope may hang away from wall.
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 1.80/5
  Rock Quality 2.20/5
  Scenery 1.60/5
  Fun Factor 2.80/5

Description:

The gray lumpy slope to the left of "Howdy Dude" and to the right of "Any Major Dude", facing lower Ledge Springs Trail, with an odd block perched over its top. Many foot and hand holds; but a small overhang above the middle can give some trouble. Watch also for loosely sandy smooth strata. Up the center and then to the left is the usual line.

Submitted by: chouinard16 on 2007-11-28
Last Modified: 2012-01-12
Views: 959
Route ID: 86832

7 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: agomonkey on 2011-10-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Every Major Dudette

great for beginners

Added: 2011-11-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: Rmsyll2 on 2010-11-01 (View Climbing Log)

1 out of 5 stars Still hate this climb and its sandbag rating

I was able to find a hold today to get out from under the little overhang trap, but still cannot find any way this is easy. What looks like a hold is rounded and sandy. An inexperienced climber will not find enough to grab and hold. Joe and Stacey thought 5.8, and I'm going to agree, to counteract the notion of putting beginners here. You must have very long rigging for this, too.

Added: 2010-11-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: gravity_sucks on 2009-07-11 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars NR

NR

Added: 2009-07-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: scramblingsue on 2008-06-29 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars fun warm-up

this was fun to warm up on...i thought the start was the hardest part

Added: 2008-06-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: Rmsyll on 2008-04-17 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Where's the 5.5 part?

Having recently watched a kid being coaxed and urged up this route by his parents and taking a very long time largely with him cowering in terror, my experience today was humiliating: I almost did not make it, either time. The start is way overhung; up the notch and left makes for some long reaches and awkward contortions that dead-end at the overhang; right side is more steady but even thinner and backsloped, and you still have the overhang to get around. It looks sloped and featured, but it does not climb like it looks. It's also very sandy. My full sympathy for all the beginners put on this thing as "easy" and finding it very difficult: you're right.

Rigging with slings on the rocks was not good for the slings on the rocks; but the trees are a long way back from the little notch. On rappel, the upper chimney is difficult to guide through, and then you are in space: also not a fun first experience for many for good reason.

Many have enjoyed it, but not me, at all.

Added: 2008-04-17

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