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Hindu Kush - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.16/5 Average Rating : 4.16 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.27/5
  Rock Quality 4.18/5
  Scenery 4.55/5
  Fun Factor 4.42/5

Description:

The climb has two starts, one to the right by a tree (5.8) and one about 20 feet left of the tree that runs up bolts (5.9). First pitch runs to shuts after the mystery ledge move. Rest of climb can be done as one or two pitches, needing natural anchors at the belays. Excellent route with great pro. Descent: rap down Boardwalk

Submitted by: cjstudent on 2004-04-28
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Route ID: 4028

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
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Second Second ascent by: csproul on 2012-05-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars had done the ...

...bolted 5.9 start previously. DId the original start this time. It is a very nice pitch. Be careful getting high enough to get in good gear. After that it is well protected and fun. Finished with Balti Porter.

Added: 2012-05-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: tower_climber on 2012-04-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Excellent moderate

The final move before the P1 anchors is definitely a head rush.

Added: 2012-04-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: satch on 1993-07-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars good route

more excitement without the bolts

Added: 2011-11-11

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mattrichardson on 2010-09-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars good climbing

really like the first pitch and .9 variation. Toe cam makes rolling on the first belay much easier.

Added: 2010-09-15

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: gripster on 2010-06-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Desperate Finish

Did the 5.8 variation. What the guy below me said is pretty much true. I didn't find any placements until I was a good 20' into the route and I placed my smallest aliens and nuts behind many hollow flakes along the way, but for the most part all though the gear is small it is solid, and the climbing is pretty easy all the way to the last move which takes excellent gear.

Added: 2010-06-24

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