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True Grit / White Lightning - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.47/5 Average Rating : 4.47 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.67/5
  Rock Quality 4.33/5
  Scenery 4.44/5
  Fun Factor 4.44/5

Description:

The clean right facing dihedral down left of the North Ridge. P1- 5.8+ Go up the corner to where it ends and angle up and right below the roof to a stance around the right side of the roof and belay. Good gear for the belay (small to Hand size). P2- 5.8 The dihedral above is obvious, follow it up and around until you can traverse right to a brushy ledge. Can use the 3 pin anchor on the far right side of the ledge (belay anchors for North Ridge). Great Route with excellent gear

Submitted by: fanederhand on 2004-07-12
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Route ID: 5392

29 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ej on 2011-05-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Sustained

First pitch was pretty sustained in the 5.7 - 5.8 range. Bring gear up to #5 cam or a couple extra pieces in the 2 to 3.5 inch range. A single 60m rope will barely get you down from the top of the second pitch. Don't forget to protect the second on the traverses!

Added: 2011-05-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mjwestla on 2010-10-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fantastic

Great route with a nice mix of climbing types and great pro the whole way. The start corner had a few mini-cruxes and will test your calf strength (esp after the hike in) but stemming and resting where possible make it not too bad. Exit into a traverse that grabs your attention b/c it's back to Table Rock slab for a moment with one final tricky crux to exit to the "it's RIGHT there..." belay.

Was surprised that you don't have to really undercling the corner the whole way on P2 as there are good horizontals to work with on the face too but it's still got some 5.8 action at a couple points when you are focused on the corner exclusively. Really cool feature.

Traverse is obvious, gears well and is exposed. Nice dirt/moss ledge towards the end to build a comfy standing gear belay.

Note that as of this ascent the middle pin at the top of North Ridge was loose - in fact someone pulled it out with their fingers.

Added: 2010-10-24

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Bogey__6 on 2010-07-10 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars great intro

his was a great intro route for us into the area of table rock. Would definatly do again combining the first 2 pitches with a 70m.

Added: 2010-07-10

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: sf on 2010-05-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars swung leads w/JW

cool

Added: 2010-05-24

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: FoPoFool on 2006-04-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars First Time

The traverse up to pitch 1's belay stance is pretty heady. Love stepping out from under the block early in pitch 2.

Added: 2009-01-22

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