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White Satin *** - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.33/5 Average Rating : 4.33 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.80/5
  Rock Quality 3.60/5
  Scenery 4.80/5
  Fun Factor 4.60/5

Description:

Good 3 pitch line up the East Face. To find the start hike up to Asterick Pass and continue South past the pass. Look for a bolted chimney system. Climb the chimney then move right onto the face 5.7 or so, up to a large ledge with bolt anchor. Second pitch follows nasty corner system to the right up to the base of a open book dihedral, belay from new bolt anchor. (you can also climb a fun bolted 10.c face up and right of the 1st anchor as a alternate 2nd pitch) 3rd pitch is the best. Jam and stem up the dihedral (5.9) to the top and build a gear anchor. Rap off West Side in 3 raps with a single rope.

Submitted by: bryson on 2005-03-16
Last Modified: 2007-01-07
Views: 815
Route ID: 64719

6 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: critterdude542 on 2014-10-03 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars white satin

wouldn't consider this one a classic. The 3rd pitch is fun, but I wont be going to do it again

Added: 2014-10-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: MonkeySpank on 2012-08-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great route, but loose rocks

Our final climb in 2 days at Smith Rock, very fun 3rd pitch, including crack, stemming and a face traverse. Lots of loose rocks at the top, so watch out. We pulled a fist-sized rock down when pulling our ropes, so make sure you clear loose rocks and wear your brain bucket.

Added: 2012-08-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: herothezero on 2010-04-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars .....

fun

Added: 2010-12-13

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: ire510 on 2001-02-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars *

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Added: 2009-09-13

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: stamplis on 2007-10-27 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars _

Each pitch is better than the one before. The second pitch has an airy "straddling" move. The third pitch is fabulous, just be careful where you belay when you topout: try to make sure your rope is not running through the pile of scree or your belayer (ahem!) will be unhappy.

Added: 2007-10-28

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