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Falling Shards of Glass - A3+

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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2 each cams thru 3", 1- 3.5", 4 beaks, 3 rurps, 1&2 blades, 4 each #1-3 Circle heads, 3 each 1&2 hea
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty A3+
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


P1 scramble up the right facing corner to the end of a 2' wide ledge. Bolted belay. 60' Dirty 5.9 or C1 P2 Move off the ledge right of the belay on bat hooks to a bolt. Natural hooking past a fixed pin and bolt to a right facing corner. Beak and hook your way up the corner past a rivet to the belay. A3+ 90' P3 Climb left off the belay across the blank wall on bathooks past two bolts. Follow the eyebrows with circle heads and rurps, scattered with infrequent bat hooks and rivets. Continuing thru a buldge to the belay. A3 130' P4 Move right off the belay thru the roof follow the flaring crack (C3) to 2 fixed pins, then traverse left on fixed circleheads (A2+)to next crack (C2). At its end head left and pull the bulge on bat hooks past a rivet to the belay. A3 140' P5 Follow eyebrows and bathooks to a 16' left facing corner ride the corner. At the top pull the corner and follow the rivets and bat hooks to the tree line. A3 50'

Submitted by: ncclimber on 2005-09-15
Views: 1823
Route ID: 59369

2 Ascents Recorded

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: tradjunkie on 2004-12-14 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

We climbed this route over 3 days in early Dec. The climbing is very sustained with thin nailing, marginal clean placements, hooks, heads, and few well placed bolts to keep it sane. We placed two circle heads, one on the last pitch and one replacement head on the 4th between the C3 and C2 cracks. One of the best routes i've done.

Witnessed by: Max Rodatz
Added: 2004-12-14

  Difficulty A3+
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: ncclimber on 2004-09-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

This is mine and Paul's new route that we finished on the Sept. 11th. Hope it will be a route enjoyed for years to come. The name comes from the amount of loose rock on P2. The route is clean now with very little loose rock. P2 is the most serious part of the climb with thin nailing and ledge fall potental. We put rivets to the tree line so this can be topped out even if wet. This is tru aid until you grab the trees at the top. Good luck. A second ascent was done just before thanskgiving. Giving conformation that our ratings are close. Drop me a line if you climb it and tell me what you think.

Added: 2004-09-11