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Average Rating = 4.71/5 Average Rating : 4.71 out of 5
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  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.80/5
  Rock Quality 4.80/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.80/5

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Starts at bottom of huge right-leaning diagonal in center of face. Follow diagonal up and right alternating from face to crack climbing for several pitches. From belay in scoop, move out right to watergroove thru roof to belay (notice old washer rivet/bolts along the way!) From this belay, you have options - 1. Rap 2. Climb up and bit right past steep unprotected (5.9+ ) groove 3. Climb up left wall above bolts following ribs for several hundred feet to a tree island. This is the Honeranger finish. Rap 1-2x back to large ledge below. Then rap Fathom Direct to ground

Submitted by: sketch on 2006-06-12
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Route ID: 77390

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: floridaputz on 2016-10-27 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fathom

Awesome slab climb. Best climbed when dried out. 1st 4 pitches are gear anchors. Rap Fathom Direct.

Added: 2016-01-27

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: clemsonscooby on 2009-11-28 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Superb

Great route all the way up. One of the best at Laurel.

Added: 2009-11-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating R
Onsight Onsight ascent by: AllIn on 2008-10-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Wow

Great route!! The approach is really long and steep at times, especially on the way out. We did all 8 pitches and chose the finish that is the first water groove right of the p6 belay. Caution! On this finish p7 and p8 are run out! With possibillity of decking onto the patio from way up on p7 and p8 has very little pro as well.

We cruised the first 5 pitches and then had to wait on a party at p5 belay. We stopped to sus out fathom direct on the way down as well. All in all, we were 7 hours from base of cliff to base of cliff. We probably hiked for a total of 3+ hours that day as well and that was only because my partner had been there before and knew all the little turnoffs.

Added: 2008-10-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cccman on 2007-04-04 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fathom

fun

Added: 2007-04-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.1
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cccman on 2006-03-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fathom

W/ J Myers

Added: 2006-12-04

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