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Tarantula - 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Typical NC rack.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.50/5
  Rock Quality 2.50/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

A popular climb on this part of the NC WALL. The corner pitch is cool. Move a good ways right on the third pitch or else it will be runout. There are sevaral variations for the first pitch that range from 5.10- to mixed 5.11.

Submitted by: goober on 2004-10-25
Views: 738
Route ID: 13237

3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2007-07-21 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Found a new way

Got off route after finishing the pitch 2 corner by immediately going left through a 5.10+ roof protected by microcams on it's underside. Had to make up the third pitch as we went along by climbing some easy but unprotected and lichened terrain and then traversing right to an exposed arete with good gear. There are bail slings up there from another party that made this same mistake but were not adventurous enough to head right. Try it you might like it; I thought it was fun...oh yeah do NOT approach this climb during the summer the briars will eat you alive!

Added: 2007-07-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: williamc on 2005-12-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars tarantula

I think this route would be best done in two pitches to the big grassy ledge. The direct 5.10 start does not take gear well, although I do remember getting a decent #2 metolius at the crux then running it out to the ledge. Belay in the cool alcove with bomber pro in the crack. Second pitch would go straight up from here, 5.8 with funky, sparse pro.

Added: 2007-01-15

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: pckornwolf on 2006-11-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Exciting!

the 2nd pitch was classic the third pitch had route finding and tricky gear.

Added: 2006-11-19