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White Trash - 5.12a

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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John Rich, 09/88
Rock (Sport)
7 bolts + 2 bolt anchor
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5


A technical and varied climb on perfect gorge basalt. Start atop the leaning piillar and enjoy pockets, edges, and sidepulls to an exciting crux sequence at 3/4 height. Belaying from the ground beneath the climb and having the climber unclip the first bolt after clipping the second seems to be the best option for safety/rope management. If belaying from the ground and doing the extension (5 more bolts + anchor; fun 10d), a 70m rope gets the climber all the way back to the ground.

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Submitted by: souclimber on 2010-09-26
Views: 641
Route ID: 106702

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: critterdude542 on 2014-08-21 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars white trash

always seemed really hard whenever I would try it. I would give it like one try every year. Even this year it takes 2 tries, but once you unlock the sequence it's not bad! The top is great! no reason to stop short

Added: 2014-08-21

  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: souclimber on 2010-09-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Smith Classic!!

A brilliant gorge climb that should not be missed. Two cruxes for me; getting to the sloping sidepull pod and clipping, and then moving up from the pod to the next clip. When I got it right, it went really smooth; when I got it wrong the first couple times it seemed really hard. Great route!

Added: 2010-09-26