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Storm in a Tea Cup - 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.40/5 Average Rating : 4.40 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (9)
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Sparse bolts
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.75/5

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Stone Mtn slabbin'! A good first Stone Mtn .10, if you're looking for one, as it probably should get a more of a 9+ rating.

Submitted by: j_ung on 2004-01-02
Last Modified: 2011-03-29
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Route ID: 46483

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: MonkeySpank on 2012-01-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun Second at Stone

A clean follow on this one, first pitch only. It seemed a bit easier than Rainy Day Woman at the same grade.

Added: 2012-01-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: johnnyb336 on 2011-06-25 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars A Little Weak for a 5.10

Other than the heat, this is actually a fairly easy climb. It is very similar to Mercury's Lead and is the first route to the right of Mercury's Lead. Follow a straight line past three bolts to the belay in what is referred to as the J hook. This belay is often used as a belay for Mercury's lead also. Move out right from the belay and head straight up for the second belay on Mercury's Lead with no protection. You can finish by continuing to the top of the Arch on very easy terrain, or rap from the belay.

The climbing itself can be tricky at times. There are ample mini-ledges along the way that provide excellent holds. Just be aware of your footwork and try to keep constant forward momentum. There are a few patches of loose stone to watch out for. When I climb this type of rock, I point one foot forward and the other sideways for maximum traction. If I point both feet forward, I always tend to loose traction. Try to make sure that you have a decent handhold on one of the mini ledges to keep from falling if your feet give out.

Added: 2011-06-25

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  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 Great Name for a Great Route

Fantastic view from the first set of double bolts. You really feel surrounded by a gigantic sea of granite. Nice climbing throughout.

Added: 2011-01-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: a_dumb_fake_name on 2009-04-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars No slips, no errors

it seemed impossible, but it isn't.

Added: 2009-07-01

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
Flash Flash ascent by: csproul on 2006-10-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2006-10-29

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