Skip to Content

North Ridge - 5.5 popular

Average Rating = 4.42/5 Average Rating : 4.42 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (43)
Premier Sponsor:
Rock
Full Trad Rack
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.32/5
  Rock Quality 4.28/5
  Scenery 4.56/5
  Fun Factor 4.39/5

Description:

(Original description by jfreehan)

Starts at the far northern end of Table Rock just right of White Light. The first pitch is short 60 ft. and goes up a ramp and crack to a small bulge. Go over the bulge and you can either set a belay here or continue for another 60 feet to large ledge where there are 2 pegs. You can rap from here or continue to the top following the crack system to the right. Walk off from top. Excellent route with very good protection.

Addendum on 5/1/06 by oldsalt:

No visible pins found until the "second pitch" pins. That made it a 130' single pitch.

Submitted by: oldsalt on 2006-05-01
Views: 2220
Route ID: 18626

Most Recent Photos

43 Ascents Recorded

GoRecord an ascent
GoRead all 43 ascent notes

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: satch on 2012-10-06 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars fun route

Has the feel of a more serious route, but is true to the grade. Lots of exposure and jugs.
Couldn't find a reasonable place to rap the route, so we walked off.

Added: 2012-10-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: mountain_to_sea on 2011-04-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars north ridge

fun

Added: 2012-04-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jsaunders on 2011-10-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Onsighted first pitch

Onsighted first pitch, followed on 2nd. Both pitches felt quite sandbagged for the grade. If compared to routes in the area, I think our path could go at least 5.6. Definitely harder than Skip to My Lou or My Route which are both 5.6. Great view!!

Edit - have since realized that the left crack at the start was a harder variation (5.7ish) than the standard right crack 5.5 version. Lol gotta love onsighting :)

Added: 2011-10-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: johnnyb336 on 2011-04-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great Trad Route

Didn't use the start at the top of the bulge, instead starting at the bottom side facing the gorge. There is a nice little overhang at the start to stash your gear under in case of rain. The entire route can be easily protected with cams. I never used larger than a #2 BD but it did look like larger pieces could be used. The first pitch is the most fun and seemed a little stiff for the grade. The second pitch was really easy and was only worth doing for the sake of reaching the top. The holds are great throughout, even in the first pitch crux. We used two-way radios between pitches for clear instructions without yelling.

Added: 2011-04-26

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: llkenned on 2009-08-22 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars One of the best

So much fun.

Added: 2009-09-12

... Read all 43 ascent notes