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Circus Circus - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.33/5 Average Rating : 4.33 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Shares the same start as Rectum Wrecker just left of the recessed/cutout part of the wall. Follow a blocky start with sparse but adequate pro to a rightward traverse underneath a large roof. Undercling and jam the traverse for 40 feet and setup a gear belay in a corner. Step left from the belay and into the left facing dihedral and follow it up to a roof section. Traverse left and then trend back right through a weakness in the roofs; belay at bolts.

Descent Options:

A single 60 meter rope rappel will just make the easily downclimbable ledge 20 feet from the ground.

Submitted by: douglaskinsman on 2007-12-03
Views: 675
Route ID: 91101

3 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: ngolden02 on 2016-11-25 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars s led p1 n led p2

second time on this route. It was even more awesome than I remembered! first pitch has great hands traverse, 2nd has cool roof move with tons of pro. Can't wait to get on it again!

Added: 2016-11-29

  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: ngolden02 on 2012-02-18 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Awesome climb!

Definitely my favorite route yet!

Added: 2012-02-27

  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2007-12-02 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Heady for the grade

The traverse on pitch 1 will make you think twice; there was a bail biner that looked like it had been used to avoid the airy traverse. Just remember that it eats gear and is fun when you get into it. Has a lot to do for 5.8....

Added: 2007-12-03