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First Kiss - 5.8 popular

Average Rating = 4.43/5 Average Rating : 4.43 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (7)
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Rock (Sport)
G
5
400
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.60/5
  Rock Quality 4.40/5
  Scenery 4.80/5
  Fun Factor 4.80/5

Description:

5 pitch easy bolted sport route to the top of the kiss of the leper's buttress

Submitted by: larsonm on 2010-03-29
Views: 1754
Route ID: 103997

7 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: gochubug on 2012-05-07 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Nice route. Ladybug lead all the pitches as I was feeling gimpy that day. To find the scramble that leads to the walk-off: go up to the flat area behind the anchor, face straight back from the anchor and head in the 1 o'clock direction along the edge. It is exposed but easy (not class 4 as advertised, barely class 3), and very short. It goes through a little notch to a good trail leading down.

Added: 2012-05-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jkeough on 2011-08-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars first kiss

first kiss four stars

Added: 2011-08-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: pilot4life on 2010-10-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars A great bolted multi-pitch

Give serious consideration to linking the first two pitches. You have to be a bit careful to extend some draws (up to 4' recommended) to minimize rope drag when linking, but 16 draws and an anchor kit will get you there. The route is still relatively new, so there are going to be some holds that break off eventually.

Added: 2010-11-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: aaronh on 2010-09-10 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars fun

fun

Added: 2010-11-10

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kdrake on 2010-05-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars My new favorite climb.

All 5 pitches are great. There are plenty of bolts. The last pitch has two sets of anchors: one at the top of the climb, one about 6 feet back from the edge. There is a good descent down to the Misery Ridge trail via a 30 foot 4th class scramble after you leave the top of the climb and approach the other side of the formation.

Added: 2010-05-17

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