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***In Pursuit of Excellence - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.29/5 Average Rating : 4.29 out of 5
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2 #1 Camalots, 2-3 #2 Camalots, and a #4 Camalot, a set of TCUs, 2 and 4 ft. slings.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.57/5
  Scenery 4.14/5
  Fun Factor 4.57/5

Description:

This route is a masterpiece of lieback hell. By far one of the most classic routes you will ever climb at this grade. Follow the trail for a couple of hundred yards to a distinct left facing dihedral on dark red rock with a pronounced bulge about 30 ft. up. Lie back up to a small ledge to place the first piece then crank hard to the bulge (strongly suggest placing another piece (#2 Camalot) on the way to the bulge as this is where many people come off and nearly deck). Work left around the bulge with a wide crack to gain a good stance/ rest. Lie back another 30 ft. to the roof and work left around the roof and finish on top of second ledge. While rated 5.9+, this route is considered by many to be grossly sandbagged. *** UBG, here - this climb is hard if you lie it back as I did many years ago when I first led it. However, it really should be jammed in most of the harder sections and really is a 9. I do it every time I visit T-Wall and it's really, really good.

Submitted by: uncle_big_green on 2003-01-20
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Route ID: 1690

31 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: clemsonscooby on 2011-10-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Classic

Lots of fun the entire way. Lavender powercam is highly recommended for the crux. It is better than the BD #2 for that size.

Added: 2011-10-24

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: bdc on 2011-10-09 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars .

rope solo

Added: 2011-10-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: satch on 1997-11-14 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great route, beautiful orange rock

a #4 Camelot helps just past the crux. Hard for 9+.

Added: 2010-07-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: etabgunks on 2009-02-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars In Pursuit of Excellence

Probably one of the best single pitch 5.9's I've ever climbed. Very sustained for the grade.

Added: 2009-02-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: skipollini on 2008-10-31 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars good

clean fun

Added: 2008-11-21

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