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Water Streak - 5.7

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Medium size cams useful for first and second pitches. Two bolts at each belay.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.67/5
  Rock Quality 4.56/5
  Scenery 4.44/5
  Fun Factor 4.33/5

Description:

Route is up obvious black water streak that goes up the middle of Elk Mtn Slab. Route is 205 feet long and can be done in one pitch or two. First pitch (100 feet) - Start at the bottom of a crack/corner system, pull over the bulge and up to the water streak. Once you are over the bulge there is no pro until you get to the belay anchors. Second pitch (105 feet) - Continue up the water streak or on the face to the right if it is wet. Cam placements are availble in a crack about 2/3s of the way up this pitch (below the cactus). Reach a couple of nice bolts below Buns Up and belay.

Submitted by: okieterry on 2004-12-13
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Route ID: 19594

26 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating X
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: akbethke on 2014-06-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars OS lead after rain

Heady climb for the first 25 feet.

Added: 2014-06-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: satch on 2008-09-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars pretty nice

keeps you in the moment

Added: 2011-05-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: theresister on 2010-10-17 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars 2nd and last climb for the day. :(

We top roped this after descending from Great Expectations. With it getting late, we had to pack it in after this one. Would have loved to climbed more routes out here.

Added: 2010-11-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: marcjmarcj on 1977-07-10 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Elk Slab also called Great Slab

I led it sometime in the late to mid 70's, but it had seen many more ascents before then and was commonly climbed in the seventies. Relatives that lived in the area indicated that the first ascent was probably in the 1920's by Boe Patty.

Added: 2010-01-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating X
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: TYclimbOK on 2009-12-28 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Runout

We climbed Great Expectations up to the bolts below Buns Up and then lowered out a full rope length for a quick run up this long runout climb.

Added: 2009-12-28

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