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Mercury's Lead - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.40/5 Average Rating : 4.40 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 6
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (20)
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Rock (Trad)
3
Sparse bolts. Can place small (1-2") cam between last bolt and belay on first pitch.
300
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.25/5
  Rock Quality 4.25/5
  Scenery 4.38/5
  Fun Factor 4.62/5

Description:

Start about 15 feet to the right of the Great Arch, then straight up. After the first belay, you head right a bit following the groove, then straight up.

Descent Options:

Two-rope raps.

Submitted by: csproul on 2006-10-30
Last Modified: 2011-03-29
Views: 1532
Route ID: 15602

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: johnnyb336 on 2012-12-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great Warm Up Route

Second full length route of the day that I lead all pitches. Quite fun and not very difficult.

Added: 2012-12-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: johnnyb336 on 2012-05-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Excellent Lead

I was feeling a little nervous at first, even though I have climbed this route before, and ended up climbing Yardarm to get going. Once the jewels came back, I was able to zip right up all three pitches. There is some runout but the holds are excellent. The little mini ledges are awesome and the only slick spots I encountered were down low. After the second bolt, the texture of the rock becomes more stable and the friction is great. I could step anywhere and have traction. I combined the second and third pitches and belayed from the rings on top of the Arch. This is a really fun route and really isn't that difficult.

Added: 2012-05-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: MonkeySpank on 2012-01-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good clean second

Nice winter climbing day at Stone. Climbed first pitch only.

Added: 2012-01-08

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: erica on 2011-12-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars A bit spicy...

Fun route, pretty consistent throughout - lots of small features make the feet actually feel fairly secure. Could have done without such a huge runout though...

Added: 2011-12-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: tlannin on 1996-10-09 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars My Intro to Stone 5.9

Beautiful quality of rock and a pure line.

Added: 2011-01-09

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