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*Flake Route - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.75/5 Average Rating : 4.75 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 15
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
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Rock (Trad)
G
1
Standard rack; nothing bigger than #2 Camalot needed.
80
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.25/5
  Rock Quality 4.75/5
  Scenery 4.75/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

Nice route with lots of pro placements and great exposure. Starting just right of the second trail v-notch, climb a big left-facing flake; when this ends, transition to the face and continue up to an overhang. Pull the overhang with juggy holds, then continue up the face to the top. Build a gear anchor (like most other routes at Starr, there's no bolted anchor).

Descent Options:

Rap from pine tree at the top.

Submitted by: saxfiend on 2008-03-03
Last Modified: 2010-06-01
Views: 691
Route ID: 92329

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: abrock5 on 2012-04-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great for the new leader

Fun route that protects very well and always seems to have good holds. No real crux. DCA lists it as 5.9, but it's VERY soft for that grade; 5.8 at best. By far the most dangerous part of the climb is crossing the chasm just before the climb starts. Be careful!

Added: 2012-04-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: crjanow on 2010-06-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars trad lead

it does have great pro most of the way but at the top it gets pretty thin.

Added: 2010-06-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: crjanow on 2010-05-29 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars top rope

very fun route. there are multiple ways to climb this. it is probably 5.9 if you only use the flake.

Added: 2010-05-29

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: saxfiend on 2008-03-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun moderate

This is a nice lead with good exposure and a great view of the river valley below. Soft for the grade and very well-protected.

Added: 2008-07-19