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Open Sesame - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.33/5 Average Rating : 4.33 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (6)
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Standard Rack. Lots of nuts.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.67/5
  Rock Quality 4.33/5
  Scenery 4.67/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Left facing dihedral with easy, but runout start. Definately one of the most overlooked 8s here. Head waaay right just past Crack Attack to do this beauty and to avoid the crowds. This thing has thwarted 11 sport climbers but really is 8. Just a little intimidating for the uninitiated.

Submitted by: uncle_big_green on 2003-02-25
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Route ID: 8461

6 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: clemsonscooby on 2011-01-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Pretty good

Don't think it is deserving of classic status, but it is a decent climb. Awkward start leads to much nicer climbing above.

Added: 2011-01-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: satch on 1996-03-02 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars very cool route

crux is low and can work ya.

Added: 2010-08-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2007-11-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars One of the best full value 5.8's around worth the walk!

The guidebook recommends large cams but I didn't find anything larger than a #3 required. Don't get committed to getting into the cave as it is difficult to get resituated to pull the roof! Use good judgement when placing gear on the final roof traverse to avoid paralyzing rope drag.

Added: 2007-10-22

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: theman on 2006-02-01 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2006-02-01

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: nakedisforme on 2004-01-24 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2004-01-24

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