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The Nose - 5.8 popular

Average Rating = 4.30/5 Average Rating : 4.30 out of 5
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Rock (Trad)
G
4
Trad
460
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.13/5
  Rock Quality 4.42/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.40/5

Description:

Original Route on the wall. Highly Recommended! Two single move cruxes. Need 2 ropes to rap off of the fourth pitch. Pitch 1: 5.5, 110ft. Straight up slabs to a bolted belay ledge at the base of the right-angling quartz dike. Pitch 2: 5.8, 90ft. Move right off the belay up the quartz dike to another bolted belay. Pitch 3: 5.8, 80ft. Straight up and a little right to a belay station just below the Parking Lot. Pitch 4: 5.7, 180ft. Straight up the water groove above the Parking Lot.

Descent Options:

Please do not rappel the route. A rappel line exists on the far right side of the Parking Lot.

Submitted by: joshlg on 2005-08-30
Last Modified: 2010-11-25
Views: 4614
Route ID: 15926

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: johnnyb336 on 2012-10-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun, Easy Climb

Had to wait a couple of days for the weather to break in order to make the ascent. I lead all four pitches. The first pitch is not really worth mentioning. The wear on the rock makes the line easy to follow and the eyebrows provide ample protection. The move up to the quartz dike from the right side of the first pitch belay was probably the funnest move of the entire route. The rest of the second pitch is fairly uneventful. The third pitch runs slightly right from the belay to a set of heavy rings at the base of the Parking Lot. The fourth pitch follows the obvious, shallow water groove at the back of the Parking Lot. The traction is great, the holds large and plentiful, and the protection fairly easy to locate. I found the rock to be excellent, I don't really understand the low ratings. I am used to climbing on rock of poorer quality. I only used cams for protection.

Added: 2012-10-15

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: go1dens4 on 2012-03-30 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars first pitch

fun lead

Added: 2012-05-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: oTrain on 2012-02-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Roped Solo

Only one on the wall, awesome exposure

Added: 2012-04-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ngolden02 on 2012-03-31 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars 2nd trad lead climb

awesome! only did the first pitch though and i was pretty scared so it took awhile! started to hail later that day...

Added: 2012-04-07

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: binkus on 2012-03-31 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars 1st pitch

1st pitch. outstanding view from ledge near top of the fist pitch.

Added: 2012-03-31

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