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Missing Link - 5.12a

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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one bolt at the crux, plus a few pieces in the yellow metolius range.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure (Not Rated)
  Rock Quality (Not Rated)
  Scenery (Not Rated)
  Fun Factor (Not Rated)


This route is actually on Rapeller's Rock, which forms the downhill side of the Cave-In. Start up some weird moves in a seeping groove, clip the well-placed bolt, hit the tricky v4-ish crux, pull through to a hard 5.11-ish finger crack, and finish on semi-dirty runout 5.9 face climbing. Bring a very long sling, or several medium sized pieces for the anchor at top.

Submitted by: camhead on 2004-10-25
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Route ID: 61219

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  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: ematter on 2015-03-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Deserves more attention, but don't polish up the feet...

Really cool climb - kind of a 1 crux wonder of a few moves getting in/out of the crux. Nice that there is a well placed bolt at the un-protectable crux. Top crack isn't too bad once you're in it (crux ends once you're in the upper crack) upper crack section is like 5.10-. TR sent this 2nd go, then sent on lead the next time I was out. Protects well with small/medium size cams and I slotted a good nut down before the bolt. Placed two solid pieces before the moderate run out to the top. Small polished feet/smears will make this climb more difficult as time progresses. Not sure it felt 12a - kinda like shocker but easier.

Added: 2015-03-18