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Block Route - 5.8 popular

Average Rating = 3.95/5 Average Rating : 3.95 out of 5
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Light rack; medium cams and nuts.
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.37/5
  Rock Quality 4.20/5
  Scenery 3.68/5
  Fun Factor 4.08/5

Description:

Probably the easiest of the 10 or so routes to the Tree Ledge, Block Route has good pro where it's most useful and easy climbing in the runout sections. A bolted belay halfway up makes it possible to split into two pitches, but it's easy enough to do it in one long pitch with a 60-meter rope.

Starting at the left end of the approach apron (almost directly under the Great Arch), follow seams and a grassy vertical crack up past a belay station at a small tree. Continue up a section with no pro to a blocky corner. At the top of the corner, make a big move up and right onto the block and continue up to the Tree Ledge.

Descent Options:

Rap (two ropes) from U Slot rap rings.

Submitted by: saxfiend on 2007-03-15
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Route ID: 21531

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
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Red Point Red Point ascent by: johnnyb336 on 2013-11-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Same As Usual

Nothing to really say. I brought along a friend's son for his first time at Stone and started him on the easy stuff. Even in approach shoes, this is a very easy climb. Nice to be back though.

Added: 2013-12-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: johnnyb336 on 2013-08-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Practice

We are practicing for something that is coming up and this is one of six single pitch climbs I lead today. In reality, you can just about walk up this route. I place a draw in one of the belay rings and a single cam at the Block move but no other protection. I do highly recommend this climb for beginners. It was hot and humid but still a fun day.

Added: 2013-08-24

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
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  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: MonkeySpank on 2012-10-21 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great Fall Day at Stone

Clear, sunny skies, no wind, 50s, Fall colors

Added: 2012-10-21

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating PG13
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Red Point Red Point ascent by: chotoken on 2012-10-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great Day

I have climbed this route several times. This was my first time leading it. I like this route, but the second pitch is run out a bit until your first piece. It is an easy section, but if you blow it, it would suck. That's why I give this route a PG13.

Added: 2012-10-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: johnnyb336 on 2012-05-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Needed Quick Access to Tree Ledge

This is one of the easier routes at Stone and really needs very little protection. I did clip a draw to the belay rings at the small pine and placed two small cams under the block to protect the move to the slab above. I have climbed this route dozens of times and I still enjoy the Block move.

I'm not really sure I am listing my ascents correctly. I was always under the impression that an on-sight or flash could only be done the first time climbing a route and that all duplicate ascents would be redpoints.

Added: 2012-05-13

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