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Pussytoes - 5.5

Average Rating = 3.80/5 Average Rating : 3.80 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (11)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.60/5
  Rock Quality 3.20/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Submitted by: kagunkie on 2001-08-21
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Route ID: 3064

11 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jorgesito on 2009-07-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Crumbly

Pretty fun climb with a short but challenging crux. Chippy, dirty, and full of weaknesses, it helps to really pay attention to your footwork. There are some really large sections that are loose, too. Second pitch was my first trad lead; also my first rappel. Amazing view of the river.

Added: 2009-07-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Pennsy on 2009-05-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars First Minsi lead

Enjoyable climb with both belays bolted. I found the 1st pitch to be fairly sustained 5.5+ climbing but be wary of loose rock. The 2nd pitch is short but worth doing. The only difficult part was getting off the belay. The rest of the pitch was easy climbing on the prow with great views.

Added: 2009-05-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: gwg on 2007-10-20 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars First Trad Lead at the gap

It was long ago so I don't remember much of the climb.

Added: 2009-04-06

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: freakymodo on 2008-09-10 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars First Gap Climb

Many hikes/backpacks in the DWG, but this route was my first climb in DWG. Started up Pussytoes, then finished up on Tomcat, working our way up Tomcats crack to the belay station.

Added: 2008-09-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: zxcv on 2008-08-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Unusually Clean

A very good first Gap route as it takes good gear, is generally clean and has two bolted belay/rap stations.

Be cautious of the first 25 feet as the rock is very loose and likely will not hold gear. The crux crack can be made easier by using face holds out left, or traversing way left prior to reaching it and going up to the left edge of the roof (donít go around and into the right facing corner unless you want to be on Alley Cat). You can make it harder by going to the right of the crack. Watch for loose blocks on the first belay ledge.
The second pitch is worth doing. Although it only has one 5.5/5/6 move and the goes at 5.3, the views are very good.


Added: 2008-08-19

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