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Northwest Crack - 5.6

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (5)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.67/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

This route is a lot of fun, and a good lead for leaders with a little experience placing pro. Although this can be done as one pitch, it breaks up nicely into two pitches with a great ledge to belay from. Start near the right side of the north face of Rhinoceros Rock. A variety of possibilities exist, but take a crack that diagonals from left to right up a ways, and then take the easiest path to the shoulder to the right of the summit. Fixed anchors are here for a belay. For the second pitch, climb the crack at the belay (crux), and continue to the top with fixed anchors. One rope should do the trick to get off the formation. The rappel goes off the back side.

Submitted by: renobdarb on 2003-03-18
Views: 416
Route ID: 33744

5 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: neilburri on 2012-08-17 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Good Warm up

great site to warm up and work on basic skills

Added: 2012-08-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: peggy_r on 2007-07-18 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars fun for speed-climbing

If this is the main route, that goes up to the X & then continues...so slabby, so fun!

Added: 2007-08-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: BenC on 2007-07-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Don't get off route

Got off the climb with 15 minutes until the friggin storm of the century.

Added: 2007-08-01

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: angelaa on 2005-04-28 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Witnessed by: tradclimbinfool
Added: 2005-04-28

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Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: tradclimbinfool on 2003-07-11 (View Climbing Log)

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Witnessed by: angelaa
Added: 2003-07-11