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Average Rating = 4.18/5 Average Rating : 4.18 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.38/5
  Rock Quality 4.25/5
  Scenery 4.69/5
  Fun Factor 4.31/5

Description:

Start 25-20yards to the left of No Alternative. Aim slightly diagnonally right to the flake (first belay). From that belay its straight on up.

Submitted by: bulldog on 2002-04-10
Last Modified: 2011-03-29
Views: 2265
Route ID: 15603

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: swoopee on 2012-12-31 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Super fun climb

Still haven't lead it yet. I guess it's time I sack up and do it.

Added: 2013-01-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: MonkeySpank on 2012-10-21 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun, accessible route from Tree Ledge

Sent this one fairly quickly, first time on lead

Added: 2012-10-21

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  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 Good Starter Route

I was having a bit of an off day and needed a confidence boost so I lead all three pitches to get warmed up. The second pitch had a lot of loose rock that was constantly sticking to my shoes and affecting my traction. Make sure to follow the bolt line to the left when leaving the first pitch belay. The line that is slightly right from the belay is Closer to the Heart, a separate route. The belay rings on the second pitch are both loose and able to spin. I went ahead and combined pitches two and three. We use a 70M rope but were still a bit short of the top and required simul-climbing for about 20 feet. We rapped back down to the tree ledge from Bombay Groove, making three raps with a single 70M.

Added: 2012-05-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: johnnyb336 on 2011-06-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Decent Lead If Other Routes Are Full

Second time leading but with a new partner. Even though she doesn't like slab, she didn't slip even once or need any assistance. The line is fairly obvious, but there are two routes that share the first belay above the flake. Be sure to go slightly left towards the Arch, the route leading off to the right is Closer to the Heart. The bolts are easily seen from the belay.

With a decent pair of climbing shoes, there should be no difficulties. Just remember to keep your shoes clean and try to avoid the whitish splotches with loose rock.

Added: 2011-06-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: johnnyb336 on 2011-04-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Runout but Easy

First time leading this route. It was a bit easier than anticipated. The only problem I encountered was loose crystals/tiny stones that kept me cleaning my shoes every few minutes. I would highly recommend keeping your shoes clean if you want to continue to have good traction. The holds are actually pretty good, especially if you keep your momentum up. Don't worry about extra gear, the bolts will provide enough protection. However, if you are not well versed in slab, I would not recommend attempting this route.

Added: 2011-04-17

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