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Sign Crack - 5.8

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (8)
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TR, small-med nuts, cams
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 2.50/5
  Fun Factor 3.50/5

Description:

Climb the crack between fourth and fifth columns of main buttress (counting from right). W/o contrivance 5.6-5.7 Hands and feet in crack only 5.8 *The fourth column meets the fifth column in an odd way that creates an overhang above and an uneven suraface in front of the climber. Most people just climb the exposed left side and corner of the fourth column, but that's not really the crack between the columns, it's just the exposed left face of the fourth column. Climbing this one strict leaves you hanging way out to the left and cranking really hard on side pulls to make an awkward move to get back in line with the crack and up enough to have some holds. It's like adding a bouldering problem to the climb but it's the only way to get close to strict about staying off the face holds for the first 10 feet

Descent Options:

rap off the anchors

Submitted by: naturalhigh on 2008-07-03
Views: 969
Route ID: 33451

8 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: mdalby on 2010-07-31 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars None

None

Added: 2010-07-31

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: fishsticks on 2009-06-12 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars none

none

Added: 2009-06-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: raerae on 2009-02-12 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Climbs in the city

Love climbing in the city.
Not sure if it was this route I did though.

Added: 2009-06-02

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: fishsticks on 2009-04-23 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars TR

none

Added: 2009-05-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: milesenoell on 2008-06-19 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars work it clean

it took me a while to figure it out, but doing the bouldering problem to get past the overhanging uneven section makes this a fun one to climb when I'm setting it up for my wife.

Added: 2008-06-19

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