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High Falls - 5.8

Average Rating = 3.67/5 Average Rating : 3.67 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 3.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Submitted by: kagunkie on 2001-08-21
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Route ID: 3079

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: abobo123 on 2012-07-14 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars High Falls - Drifting Arrow Linkup

P1 - Move easily up the bottom of the practice wall, thru a short hand crack an past a single pointless bolt to the ledge. Optional belay from here, but it's a straight shot to the next belay.

P2 - Follow the path of least resistance up the face above to gain the large left facing corner. Either go left of the rotting tree up a small right facing corner then traverse right into the bigger corner further up, or go right of the tree and up some lichen covered rock directly to the bottom of the big corner. Stem up clean rock in the corner to a small belay ledge atop the corner below a long roof.

P3 - Traverse 15 feet right till the roof overhead ends, then move up the face and right facing corner (crux, well protected) to the next roof. Traverse right under this roof with great gear until you can pull up a weakness at it's right end. An optional semi hanging belay here (V1) with your feet in a wide horizontal crack lets you see the second thru the crux and keeps rope drag manageable, otherwise continue up 20 feet to and pull a notch onto a ledge on the right w/ an old tree anchor and belay there. Rope drag will be bad if you opt for the ledge.

P4 - From this final ledge, move up the corner or face to the left of the corner to the top and belay off some trees

V1 - Drifting Arrow Link-Up - from the semi hanging belay, diagonal right up the face to a small ledge and pull the thought provoking crux moves on Drifting Arrow . Makes the route really worthwhile, protects well throughout.

Location - The climb begins about 30 feet left of the top of the trail from the cold air cave, below an obvious hand-crack.

Descent - At the top, traverse carefully to the left corner of the buttress to a smallish tree with two rap-bolts by it's base. There is a tree with slings and rings about 20 feet above this rap station if you need to protect this approach. Rappel on a single 60m rope to a second set of rap-bolts hidden next to the second large tree below.

Protection - Standard rack up to BD #3, some doubles in the .5-#1 sizes usefull. Tricams handy too.

Added: 2013-07-06

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

5 out of 5 stars High Falls

First Pitch. Great climb!

Added: 2011-11-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: Pennsy on 2007-09-03 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars High Falls

1st pitch only but several variations (face, cracks, laybacks, 2 small ceilings) makes this a great wall.

Added: 2007-09-03

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: rockscaler2 on 2004-03-16 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2004-03-16

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: c_kryll on 2003-10-20 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

I didn't even look at the guide book to know what I had done until after I got down. This was a fun route to find your own way on. Ended up on the last pitch adding an optional finish by heading up and right to one last roof section (about 5.8 R) Scary top-out on grassy ledges with your only pro below the roof section.

Witnessed by: Coco Lopez
Added: 2003-10-20