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S-Wall - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.64/5 Average Rating : 4.64 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (15)
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first pitch - one bolt. second pitch - one bolt and a small cam placement at the overlap near the t
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.78/5
  Scenery 4.33/5
  Fun Factor 4.78/5

Description:

Although a bolt is nearby for the crux move above the "S", most of the route is way run-out. Keep a cool head and keep moving and whatever you do - don't fall on this one. The route can be done in one long 200 foot pitch or in two pitches. Basically start on the face below the large S shaped dike and climb up and into the S. From the S move up and right and then back left and up and over a small overlap to the top of the slab. Good rock quality and mind blowing exposure makes this route an all-time favorite. F.A. Duane Raleigh, Bill Thomas (1979)

Submitted by: superdiamonddave on 2006-01-16
Views: 1022
Route ID: 18292

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating X
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: sporter on 2012-02-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Outstanding

Outstanding- The climbing is not hard but the exposure is zen-like.

Added: 2012-02-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: Whoever on 1982-11-10 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Not too bad!

One of the 1st routes I free-soloed at Quartz!

Added: 2011-07-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: mydogscout on 2003-12-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars a

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Added: 2009-12-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kga on 2008-03-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars s wall 5.9+

keep your cool

Added: 2009-04-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: okieterry on 2009-02-21 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Beautiful day

Took Vonda up this for her first Quartz Mtn climb. Probably about the 100th time I have led this one - still enjoy it every time.

Added: 2009-03-03

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