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Beginner's Route - 5.7

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (6)
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Rock (Trad)
G
1
cams up to 3 inches
70
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.20/5
  Rock Quality 3.60/5
  Scenery 3.40/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5

Description:

starts about 35 feet left of Spring Break, in a V-shaped chimney topped by a roof. Book says it's a 5.5, but it's at least a 5.7.

Descent Options:

Bolted anchors

Submitted by: jeapord on 2007-05-26
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Route ID: 86027

6 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: satch on 1989-08-19 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars pretty good line

fun

Added: 2011-01-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: oscarlation on 2009-01-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Definately 5.7

The crux is for sure the flaring narrow chimney. I thought it was fun though. After the small roof there are jugs all the way to the pine tree with the rotting slings.
It showed me that i need to really practice stemming a lot more.

Added: 2009-01-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: exploratorium88 on 2007-05-09 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars 5.5??

awkward;definitely sandbagged, no rap anchors
mank slings buried in poison ivy
more like 5.7ish

Added: 2007-11-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: saxfiend on 2007-08-05 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Sandbagged? Oh yeah.

Nice route, but this is a beginner's route like the Peachtree Road Race is a good first foot race.

Added: 2007-07-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2007-06-25 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars OK so I am not the only one that thought this was bagged..

Did this as a warmup so I could get my buddy that has never trad led before on the sharp end. I thought the route would be less awkward than it looked and I was wrong. This route does not deserve a star and feels like 5.7 flaring chimney climbing with difficult protection because the crack is in the deepest part of the flare where you don't want to climb. Not recommended for the beginning leader.

Added: 2007-06-25

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