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Drifting Arrow - 5.7

Average Rating = 3.40/5 Average Rating : 3.40 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 10
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.20/5
  Scenery 3.80/5
  Fun Factor 3.40/5

Submitted by: kagunkie on 2001-08-21
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Route ID: 3077

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  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: njrox on 2011-11-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Drifting Arrow

First Pitch

Added: 2011-11-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: Pennsy on 2009-05-24 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Drifting climbers

I think we were on this route part of the time but eventually drifted off to the right. Topped out over the hardest overhang I've been on in the Gap, and walked down a short ways to rap off the Teardrop Buttress.

Added: 2009-05-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: zxcv on 2008-08-18 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Drifting Arrow

This route needs more traffic! Very dirty in places with sections of dangerously loose rock. If you start from the base of the Practice Face and do the route in two pitches, expect communication problems. Take care on the first 20 feet from the top of the Practice Face as it is pretty loose. The rest of the route takes good gear (an honest G rating) and the belay underneath a dying tree is spacious. Small cams and a medium nut will protect the crux roof. We saw no gear after the roof except for a horizontal that may take a #4 Camalot. This runout was scary for the leader given the high slip potential on the loose, grassy topout. The majority of the climbing is 5.5, with the roof at 5.7
Not as sustained as Osprey, but a harder roof than Truimverate Direct


Added: 2008-08-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: rock_doctor on 2007-07-14 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Drifting Arrow

Started at the practice face -> catwalk-> up. The route was pretty good overall, a little bit of route finding in the middle and towards the top. We got to the final ledge just below the top and saw webbing and rap rings...but I wanted to check out the top. This was a bad idea, there is too much loose rock and vegetation at the top, which makes it dangerous for those below. RAP at the top ledge...in the corner!

Added: 2007-07-18

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: LarryHorwitz on 2007-06-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Ascent note

FP1, FP2, LP3. Last hang is a puzzle,but fun.

Added: 2007-06-03

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