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South Africa - 5.7

Average Rating = 4.33/5 Average Rating : 4.33 out of 5
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Mostly big, with a few medium, and maybe one or two nuts to protect crux. Use runners to cut down o
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.67/5
  Rock Quality 4.33/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.67/5

Description:

Start at the southwestern coast of South America on a ledge off the coast. Follow the coast all the way up to panama. Great route with the crux being traversing onto a skinny crack 20 or 30 feet up and then up and over the step up, use the undercling. F.A. Duane Raleigh, Lee Stewart (1979)

Submitted by: superdiamonddave on 2004-06-02
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Route ID: 50469

4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: bigfatrock on 2009-03-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Splendid

I LOVED this climb. Set out to climb South Pacific, but ended up on this route. I loved every minute of it. Took gear just about everywhere you wanted it, and had some easy run outs as well. This is now one of my all time favorite routes. A true Quartz classic IMO. Only, sketchy part is the start, traversing over to the overlap with the finger crack. Definitely a 5.8 as guide book says.

Added: 2009-03-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: leinosaur on 2008-11-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars better than expected!

I guess I followed the line, at least according to Dave's description . . . look forward to doing it again, actually, and sticking to the wide crack above the start. The other way felt like a cop-out onto South Pacific . . . coming back for the offwidth!

Added: 2008-11-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: Alpenstock on 2006-11-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars South Africa

Used the largest tri-cam (yellow sling) to protect the short traverse left to the bottom of the chevron. Love the way this route sucks up gear where ever you want it!

Added: 2006-11-27

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Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: cchildre on 2006-01-14 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Witnessed by: Toph
Added: 2006-01-14