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Pile Driver Variation - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Climb original route til the ledge, then climb the face left of the watermark. Utilizing the crack in the watermark. If you lead this variation, the runout from the ledge to the crack leaves the potential for a nasty fall. I gave the route a 5.9 since I dynoed the first large left hand hold left of the watermark. If you can smear it, you may think it is a 5.8.

Submitted by: asellers98 on 2008-09-28
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Route ID: 96152

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: scoobydoo030 on 2011-01-22 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars variation

I did climb pile driver first and then came back down to climb this guy above the water mark. I think that it is not that tough and there is really no need for a dyno I did not think. I did like the route it was fun, but I would only call it a 5.8. It is a little dicey with the strange techniques but not really tough. If you want to make it a real 5.9 - 5.10 then start off farther left of the pile driver and go over the little roof to the right of Atomic Drop Knee. It still topped out on this section though. I really liked that way of climbing it. Could even call that a whole new route.

Added: 2011-01-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
Second Second ascent by: leinosaur on 2009-02-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars damn i was hoping berk was the first*

I seconded X on this ballsy line - the runout is over the crux with a nasty ledge-swing in store for whoever don't make it. * not that anything on upper scott could really be a first, as it's too easy to access and folk have been climbing it too long! PS I didn't dyno squat and I'd still give it 5.9 for the couple of dicey moves between the horizontal for feet, and the next decent hands - and then they're decent, but not great.

Added: 2009-02-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: asellers98 on 2008-09-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Dyno ramma

Climbed Pile Driver mostly with the right side of my body in the flake. Once I made it to the top of Pile driver, I traversed over with my feet inside the crack past the watermark. Once I was there, I struggled trying to smear it up, so I dyno'd the large left hand then stuck my right the crack. Climbed up a bit more then had to dyno a better right hand placement in the crack. Then simple climbing out.

Added: 2008-09-28