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Fairhope - 5.13b

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 7
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Doug Reed 1989
Rock (Sport)
12-13 bolts with optional small gear before and after bolts.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.13b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Glowing golden rock to the right of Hanging chain Crack. Begin with 11ish climbing to a hard crux section that can result in some big swinging clean falls. The pump and momentum stays high after that with multiple 5.12 cruxes on amazing stone and a very satisfying finish and top out. Great movement and a classic route overall. There is some questionable rock quality for feet during the main crux that if broken, could make the route harder, so tread lightly there if possible.

Descent Options:

Independent anchors put you 130-150 feet above the starting ledge... descend from them with two ropes or possibly an 80 meter. Another option is down climbing back down to the top two bolts to lower (this can be done with one 60 m and there are currently

Submitted by: A-Bowl on 2013-12-29
Views: 491
Route ID: 114711

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.13b
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: A-Bowl on 2013-12-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Oh so good.

I love Hanging Chain wall and this just caps off the whole experience for me. The other routes on this wall will fully prepare you for this rig. I felt that it was reasonable for the grade... maybe even soft for 13b... but that could be due to the sandbagged nature of the routes around it. Quality only gets better the higher you go.

Added: 2013-12-29