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Loose Block Overhang - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.33/5 Average Rating : 3.33 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (5)
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120' Pro to 2 1/2
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

This very popular climb offers three optional starting points. You may climb a corner to an offwidth (5.9) 25 ft. to the top of a large block. Bolt anchor. Or climb on the left via steep steps (5.8)and an offwidth move to the same anchor. Or, on the tight ascend steep columns to a ledge then step up left via a short jam crack and left to the anchor. On the 2nd pitch, jamup a slightly overhung crack(crux) until it eases onto a ledge and bolt belay. Maneuver up to 5.8 left-facing corner, swing right onto a slab (piton) then up an easy blocky section and walk off left. Or from the belay exit up a left slanting crack(20') on steep rock and thin holds.

Submitted by: nikegirl on 2001-11-10
Views: 1470
Route ID: 7105

5 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ire510 on 2003-05-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars *

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Added: 2009-09-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: mattb21 on 2007-05-15 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars first trad lead

started left on p.1 5.10+ after that very nice lead.

Added: 2008-03-06

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: stamplis on 2006-02-11 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Did the 3 "pitches" as one long pitch. Probably should have belayed after the 2nd pitch to avoid killer rope drag. Each bulge you go through has some thought-provoking moves. Great pro.

Added: 2006-02-11

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: willstrickland on 2003-12-01 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

No comment

Added: 2003-12-01

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: mugnyte on 2002-07-14 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Led on 1 and 3. Took the harder 1st pitch route through the overhang. 2nd pitch starts with Crux, which kicked my ass 3 times. By the 3rd pitch, I was pooped - so much for stamina. My frist multi-pitch and super fun.

Witnessed by: Andy the man
Added: 2002-07-14