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Paradise Alley - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.30/5 Average Rating : 4.30 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 5
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (13)
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Standard rack. # 4 camelot could be usefull.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.14/5
  Rock Quality 4.14/5
  Scenery 4.57/5
  Fun Factor 4.57/5

Description:

Classic crack! Crack technique is usefull or it will feel hard. There are many variations for the upper pitches.

Submitted by: goober on 2005-10-31
Views: 1106
Route ID: 11800

13 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: twelvestringtex on 2014-05-26 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Amazing climb!

Most classic 5.8 I've climbed so far!

Added: 2014-05-26

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: freddiehutch on 2012-10-10 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Good 'ol NC 8+

Did this route the same day as Construction Job. I'm pretty sure that this one is burlier. I'm also pretty sure that it's well worth the effort. Good gear before the crux, though I've never felt inclined to stop and place anything once I got into the hard section. Good rest and good gear right after the business. Fun fun fun for four pitches, each one as good as the last. Well, the last one is kind of short.

Added: 2012-10-10

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: warrenw on 2011-02-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars 8++

Fantastic first pitch, though seems at least as or more difficult than Dopey Duck or Construction Job. I even stemmed well I thought...? Maybe I need better hand jamming technique? Even if you don't jam, it's no harder than 5.9. And it protects well with clean falls through the cruxy bits.

Added: 2011-02-21

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: clemsonscooby on 2010-10-22 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great cracks on P2

This one has the "plus" factor. Great steep cracks on the last section of rock.

Added: 2010-10-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: csproul on 2008-05-26 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars hard for 5.8

I had just got done climbing two 5.9's on Shortoff (Construction Job and Dopey Duck) and I thought this was harder. Maybe easier with better stemming technique rather than trying to layback. Had to hang at crux. UPper pitches are a little blocky and discontinuous.

Added: 2008-05-26

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