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***Maginot Line - 5.7 popular

Average Rating = 4.62/5 Average Rating : 4.62 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 10
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (29)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.30/5
  Rock Quality 4.36/5
  Scenery 4.73/5
  Fun Factor 4.82/5

Description:

Take long runners and keep and eye out for jugs on both faces. The second belay (or possibly the third) is spectacular. Can be done in two pitches.

Submitted by: forkliftdaddy on 2006-05-15
Last Modified: 2009-09-21
Views: 1650
Route ID: 11820

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  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 Onsight solo

Onsight solo - keeps you guessing the whole way up!

Added: 2014-05-26

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: satch on 2011-10-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Classic NC adventure trad line

Great route. It's in a big, clean left facing, flaring corner. 1st pitch is exciting when you climb out right of the flare on unprotected jugs. This pitch is a bit tight for climbing with a pack. Nice exposure on the 3rd pitch. You can go up the corner crack or 10 feet further right to thin crack with horizontals for even more exposure.

Added: 2011-10-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mjwestla on 2011-05-07 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great Route

Did it in 4 pitches, traded leads. Top of the first pitch felt harder than the crux 3rd pitch to me.

First pitch there was a cord around a chockstone (prob 90 feet) but I kept going up through the overhang to a good belay there. Two options for the end of that pitch - either stay in the maybe awkward corner but get good gear or step out right and face climb easy flat shelf jugs about 15-20' without pro. I chose the face and got a crappy flared small alien that probably wasn't going to do much. Fun overhang with jugs wraps up P1, at least the way we did it.

P2 - very short and pretty easy but ended at a wide constriction where lots of large loose rocks get piled up. This is rather a dangerous place since careless feeding ropes can pull these off and send them down. In fact while we were getting started the party ahead of us sent a couple flying down, one of which nearly took out my partner.

P3 - go right and it's pretty easy. Crux is one face move to a small roof, then pull roof with good pro. Wonder if anyone goes straight up? Looked intriguing but a good bit harder. Very exposed belay on a small ledge with good gear. Photo op.

P4 - Longish section of easy climbing and scramble through the brush till you top out. Nice views up here.

Probably possible to combine pitches 1+2 and 3+4 although we didn't try.

Very nice climb. Thought it had more quality pitches than the Daddy (up the gorge a bit). Definitely a bit harder, but still quite reasonable.

Added: 2011-05-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: warrenw on 2010-10-17 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great exposure.

Swung leads. Led p1+p2. Great exposure for 5.7.

Added: 2010-10-25

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: reaeper on 2010-07-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great 2 or 3 pitch route

A very fun route, gets hot as hell during the summer though!

Added: 2010-10-09

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