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variation1 Starspawn Insanity - 5.11b

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 14
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John Hogge
Rock (Sport)
1 draw and 9 fixed biners
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


This is an extension of the Insane Whisperings traverse. Clip its 9 fixed biners, then go up left and finish on Starspawn of Cthulhu.

Submitted by: Hogge on 2009-01-02
Views: 527
Route ID: 90943

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: Hogge on 2008-11-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Because the only thing better than climbing is: more climbing!

A fun extension and topout of the original Insane Whisperings 9-bolt traverse. No power cruxes introduced; this route will share IW's rating of 11b. Like most of IW's early-exit variations (#2 - #9), going up after all those traverse ledges, while pumped, feels like a major shift of gears. This one has some tricks but is otherwise mellow,compared to variations #2 (Sick Insanity) and #3 (Fear Insanity).

Starspawn Insanity is the longest route I've ever done, and I thoroughly enjoyed my left-arm batwing after bolt 9!

Added: 2008-11-23