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Death by Departure - 5.10b

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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a #2 camalot would be handy, otherwise nuts and cams to 3 inches. two bolts.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Fantastic exposure and good climbing on steep rock. This climb is getting better and better as it cleans up. First pitch will get your heart pounding (X rated - and somewhat dirty and loose) - start beneath ominous overhanging wall right as the trail meets the creek. climb up to 1st bolt, then head right on good holds. just when you're starting to freak, work the #2 into a weird leaning, shallow crack (kinda questionable), and then head up and over the overhang (good holds). Get next bolt and then climb thin dihedral (crux) above bolt to big ledge. Several small to medium cams needed for belay) second pitch - (R rated and loose/dirty) head out right edge (super exposed) of big red overhang, find great pro in a horizontal crack. then head left and up. You should find a perfect spot for a yellow TCU in a little pillar about midway up the pitch. Aim for the top (right leaning big crack). Squeeze up the loose feeling/chimney thing that overhangs everything and sling a boulder for the belay at the top. Whew!

Submitted by: okieterry on 2004-06-02
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Route ID: 18849

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating R
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: okieterry on 2004-06-05 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars spice

Jimmy had me lead both pitches onsight to fully enjoy this route. Excellent route, one of my favorites now.
Climbed it a few months later with Matt and Julie and they loved it too.

Added: 2009-12-05

Red Point Red Point ascent by: jimmyray on 2006-08-23 (View Climbing Log)

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Added: 2006-08-23