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Sheer Stress II - 5.10a

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (7)
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Multi-pitch Pro to 2 1/2"
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.33/5
  Rock Quality 3.67/5
  Scenery 3.33/5
  Fun Factor 3.33/5

Description:

A popular route. One of the ten super classics. Commence up the shallow left facing corner (crux) 30 ft/right of Classic Crack. Climb up until it eases then turn an odd corner right to an anchor. Belay. Move right to a semi-detached block (maple tree) then climb straight up the hand crack (5.9+) until possible to exit right on good holds to a ledge. Rappel with 2 ropes from bolt anchor.

Submitted by: nikegirl on 2001-11-26
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Views: 1139
Route ID: 8350

7 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: souclimber on 2013-05-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Sheer Stress

Combined first pitch into Pinhead above for a nice varied climb.

Added: 2013-05-31

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: brizza on 2011-05-13 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Whipper day!

Took a good 20 ft. lead fall onto a yellow C3 from the slopey little traverse at the top of p1. Woke me up for sure.

Added: 2011-05-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: johnspokane on 2008-07-16 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Sheer Stress II

Good route, found it very difficult, especially the upper crux.

Added: 2008-07-16

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: stamplis on 2007-05-26 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars _

I found the crux hard to protect: a thin layback with some difficulty trying to see your gear as you place it. And with groundfall potential if any piece were to fail. Be careful! The 2nd pitch crux involves steep hand jams right before the anchors - good stuff! Can rap from the top with a 60m rope.

Added: 2007-05-26

Ratings
  Difficulty
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: coylec on 2004-06-12 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

1st p only

Added: 2004-06-12

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