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Backscratcher - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.33/5 Average Rating : 3.33 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Rock (Toprope)
G
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Top-Rope from anchors on Hang on St. Christopher (watch swing on initial moves) or trad lead (but by the time you can get in gear the climb is over)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 1.33/5
  Rock Quality 3.33/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Start around the corner to the left of Hang on St. Christopher direct start. Start to the left of the large tree at the base. Climb up and right through pumpy holds crossing in front of the tree (it is cheating, of course to use tree, but oh how tempting) until you can gain access to the bottom of the crack behind the BIG flake. Continue to work right on underclings and around and then up flake (very easy) to top and to the shuts on Hang on St. Christopher (if top-rope) or top out if on lead. Bottom is very strenuous.

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Submitted by: miico000 on 2009-04-06
Views: 478
Route ID: 98736

3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: shadylady on 2007-05-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Backscratcher

Had a hard time with the opening moves, top was much easier. Nice climb!

Added: 2009-10-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: climbingpa on 2000-09-06 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Resist the tree.

One of the earlier climbs done at the lost crag. Very Natural line that is strenuous through the start. Good pro past crux.

Added: 2009-04-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: miico000 on 2009-04-05 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars 9 of 10 this day

Of course I saved the hardest one for second from last, probably why I can barely move today. Don't use the tree!!

Added: 2009-04-06