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Crossfire **** - 5.12b

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

Climb Karate Crack (10a) to its end, then head straight up. Long route, need a 70m at least to get down. Climbs really nice, with crimpy cruxes intermixed with good edges and pockets. Generally accepted that if you go left at the first crux to bypass, it's 12a; if you climb straight at the first crux (just past the 2nd bolt) it's 12b. Harder than "Vision" or "Latest Rage" due to the pump factor

Submitted by: david_smithrock on 2006-08-30
Last Modified: 2007-01-06
Views: 726
Route ID: 45477

5 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: souclimber on 2014-05-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Crossfire

Awesome climb! Several good pocket rests keep it reasonable. Entertaining fall potential, as I found on my first lead go, near the top. One of the best of the grade I've done anywhere.

Added: 2014-05-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12b
  Safety Rating G
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: critterdude542 on 2013-03-14 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars crossfire!

So long! Heartbreak when I fell off the last moves on one go. Sent 3rd lead burn. Such great position, amazing route!

Added: 2013-03-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: phillygoat on 2008-06-04 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Awesome route

Fell off twice after clipping the last draw, and once at the lower crux before sending on the fourth go. Great, great route!

Added: 2008-06-05

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: david_smithrock on 2006-08-30 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

You may want a big piece (maybe 4") for the pod 6 feet above where the crack ends. Not necessary, but it's a lot more comfortable that way.

Witnessed by: Mike S.
Added: 2006-08-30

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  Difficulty
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: rock_junkie on 2006-04-22 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Dont think i'de ver lead this one. Fucking scary

Added: 2006-04-22