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Desolation Row - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 9
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


This route starts to the right of Syringe on a flake that is about 4 feet tall and is leaning against the rock. Climb up to the right side of the large ledge shared by Syringe. The climbing to the ledge is quite steep and some of the holds require a bit of a stretch to reach, however, they are all there. There are just enough placements for pro. A fall could be very painfull since the rock is very course and jagged. The crux section is before the ledge. Once on the ledge, climb up the right side and stay slightly right. The initial climb off of the ledge is a little heady but becomes easier. Head up between plenty of vegetation on a clean line towards a tree with two exposed roots at its base. Be very careful, there are many loose rocks that could be knocked loose.

Descent Options:

Walk off on descent trail to the left or rappel from a tree.

Submitted by: johnnyb336 on 2011-10-11
Views: 499
Route ID: 110037

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  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: johnnyb336 on 2011-10-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun Lead

The climb up to the ledge is quite fun even though the holds may seem scarce at times. Be prepared for one handed pro placements. The climb was easier than I thought it would be but any falls could be very painfull, so be careful. The climb up from the ledge is a little heady but not bad. Follow the cleanest line to the top. I passed a grassy ledge that was to my right with a green piece of webbing wrapped around some small trees and continued up to a large tree with two exposed roots. The descent trail was just beyond the tree. I belayed from the tree but cleared a few dozen rocks before allowing my partner to start climbing. Be very aware of the loose stones.

Added: 2011-10-11