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Soaring - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Rock (Sport)
sport route, quickdraws only
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5


FA rated 5.7. I can hardly agree. The 5th bolt are the true 5.7 part. Beyond the 5th bolt to the last lead bolt should be 5.8. Approaching the rap chain is 5.9. And thus the route should be rated at least 5.9 if you intend to clip into the end of the chain. The chains are 2ft long, and if one wants to clip into the hangers, the last 2ft of the move is 5.10c.There is a logistic reason for such a setup -- this top anchor is also the double safety for the adjacent route The Wing (5.11-) over the roof. Regardless, I think rating it 5.7 can potentially cause troubles if others must rely on it for beta.

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Submitted by: whui1025 on 2011-03-29
Last Modified: 2011-03-31
Views: 240
Route ID: 108240

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: whui1025 on 2011-03-26 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Donna led up to the 5th bolt, Gardner topped off

FA rated 5.7. I can hardly agree.

Added: 2011-03-29