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Layback - 5.9

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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 1.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Hard layback to juggy roof. Directions: Start in the large gully, below the tallest piece of rock at the Amphitheater (a very large over-hanging rock). Follow the right side of the gully up to a sloping platform about 12 meters up. There are two opposing faces to the gully which start at this large sloping platform. If you're facing the cliff, the face on the left of the gully has the "layback". Climb llayback on flake to roof, pull roof to top out.

Submitted by: clymberboy on 2001-07-03
Last Modified: 2013-04-14
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Route ID: 1885

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  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: captaingriz on 2013-04-14 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Layback, downed

Laybacking the flake on the left side of the gully takes some mental convincing. Walk out on the sloping platform as far possible. Keep your right foot near the edge. It feels like you'll just slide right off. Reach up w/ both hands to the flake, and put your left foot up on the wall, and lift up. You'll start to barn door off so push with your left foot to stay on. Hand-over-hand to the overhand. There are some good jugs where the rope hangs down from the anchors (you'll want long slings to set your rope). If you lose it on the flake, you're going to swing across the gully and "kiss" the other wall. Not to worry, but be aware. Harder than a 5.9 b/c of the flake which is the crux. The overhang at the top is a solid 5.9.

Added: 2013-04-14

Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: amicussaxi on 2003-04-03 (View Climbing Log)

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Added: 2003-04-03