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Original Route Direct (Version A) - 5.4

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 19
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Unknown - possibly Steve Pope. Cleaned and anchors installed by J O'Connell and Travis Mabe.
Rock (Toprope)
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5


This can be climbed as a separate route or used as an alternative start to the Original Route. Start at the base of the trail to the top of the Top-Rope Wall. The grade represents the climb to the base of the Original Route chimney. There will be anchors installed here, at the base of the large block, in the near future. For a 5.8 version, lay back the outside edge of the large block that forms the chimney and for a 5.10 version, intersect the large block near its center and climb straight up over it. All ways currently end at a set of double anchors above the block. Top-rope only.

Descent Options:

Rappel, walk off, or lower.

Submitted by: johnnyb336 on 2014-01-30
Views: 537
Route ID: 114764

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: johnnyb336 on 2014-01-11 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Changed Route and Grade Slightly

I have tried and tried to update the route information above but nothing ever happens. I moved the route slightly left due to bolt placements and a bit better line. There are five bolts and a set of belay rings just left of the chimney. The climbing further right is easier and can still be done when toproping from the upper anchors. It may be difficult for shorter climbers to follow the bolt line. Taller climbers will find it quite easy.

Added: 2014-07-18