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Zodiac - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.33/5 Average Rating : 4.33 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.80/5
  Scenery 4.67/5
  Fun Factor 4.40/5

Description:

The Hardest of the three routes on Sentry Box Ledge. Start at a shallow finger crack in the black rock 20 feet right of Gemini Crack. P1 Climb this crack up to a bulge. Top out the Bulge and head up eyebrows to another, steeper crack. AT the top of the crack step up to eyebrows for a gear belay. 5.8+; 110 feet P2 Climb the face up and left to the Gemini Crack rappel tree. 5.6; 70 feet These pitches can be combined to one pitch without trouble.

Submitted by: ncclimber on 2005-07-24
Views: 1685
Route ID: 68406

13 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: csproul on 2012-10-29 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars just enough...

...gear at the start, but don't pass a placement through the bottom cruxy section or you could end up back on the ledge. After the initial crux it eases back considerably.

Added: 2012-10-29

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: ngolden02 on 2012-03-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars ran out of rope!

Just a tad short for our rope (70m) to do in one pitch b/c of traverse move instead of going over the 'bulge'. Thankfully our leader new what to do up there!

Added: 2012-04-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Scenery
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: woverholseriv on 2010-05-05 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars great view at the top

lowered off gemini and top roped it, really nice, good looking placements and a great view of the pisgahs from the top.

Added: 2010-05-07

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: clemsonscooby on 2009-03-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Thin and Exciting

Beginning is where all the excitement is at. The feet are small and crack is barely there. Definitely runout after the first piece of gear. The rest of the route was very easy, especially if you are tall for the upper crack. Did this in one pitch with a 60m. Rope drag wasn't that bad.

Added: 2009-03-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: jsj7051 on 2008-06-28 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars 5.8+

This finished our 8 climbes at Sentry box,There is pro at crux at start,its just small and a tough lead and follow to clean.Need a couple BD .75 pieces near top ( or purple tri cams ) also 12-15 drawes-slinges to do in 1 P. Loved the small finger locks at bottom.

Added: 2008-06-29

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