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Arrowsmith - 5.8

Average Rating = 3.83/5 Average Rating : 3.83 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.17/5
  Rock Quality 3.67/5
  Scenery 3.80/5
  Fun Factor 3.80/5

Description:

F.A. Ken Rose, Kenny Stern (1974) This climb may look kinda laid back but it is really good and sustained. Climb the long left facing corner to a small ledge, then continue up and left past a little steep part to a good ledge - about 125 feet of fun! Scramble about 30 feet to the top from here. Excellent rock and good pro.

Submitted by: okieterry on 2004-06-14
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Route ID: 19423

14 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: theresister on 2012-04-01 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Pulled Steven up the Route on a busy Day.

Awkward stances are the only negatives of this route.

Added: 2013-04-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: theresister on 2010-07-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Led P1 and got lost due to getting hot.

I went too far past P1 and got off route. Found a nice shady ledge to belay from after about 10ft of 5.9 face climbing. Only problem was the rope drag and I was hot and tired at the end of the day. Gardner finished out the route straight up from the Y. We're naming this variation "Capital Y". Only problem with this route is the decent through the brush is not easy.

Added: 2010-07-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: whui1025 on 2010-07-17 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Kevin P1 but did not stop for belay. Off route

Kevin went straight up 20 ft beyond P1 belay station and lie down in a triangular cove. I led up 30ft to top off.

Added: 2010-07-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.1
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
Onsight Onsight ascent by: whui1025 on 2010-03-26 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Second pitch actually protectable

Use this as the benchmark for 5.7.

Added: 2010-03-29

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: bigfatrock on 2009-04-26 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Walk this way

Awesome route, started it out by singing Walk this Way by Aerosmith :)
I don't think the climb is any harder than 5.7. It's just very sustained. Great route though and the view from up top is amazing. From what I hear many variations exist for toping out on the second pitch. We went left up a polished face easily seen from the belay ledge. Rigging the belay here was tricky, but the anchor was solid. This is now one of my favorite climbs in the Wichita Mountains.

Added: 2009-04-26

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