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Giggle Stick - 5.12a

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 25
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Rock (Sport)
G
1
6 bolts (permadraws at bolts 2,3, 4) and anchors.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 2.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

After the ledge, climb the bulge at a shallow dihedral. Looks like the Buddha of North Shore. Grade is undecided between 5.11d-5.12a. Enter your Ascent to build a consensus rating.

Submitted by: Hogge on 2012-11-15
Views: 251
Route ID: 112951

1 Ascent Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: jb2100 on 2013-09-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Low end 12a

IMO. Height dependent crux moves pulling the roof. Super chill after that, probably only 5.10 making it hard to decide between 11d and 12a. Taller folks might have an easier time, but those moves are still rather tough. Blew the onsight, and first redpoint attempt. Got it on the second redpoint attempt. Considering that I've flashed or onsighted a few 12a's and that I've sent at least five 12a's 2nd go (first redpoint attempt) I'd say that doing this 3rd go puts it at least at 12a.

Quality route though, the most fun route of that entire section with the exception of Big Hukin Chicken. Good rock quality, hard moves but not impossible, the only detractor is the muddy jug hold you have to use to pull the roof. That thing brings down the star quality a little.

Added: 2013-09-15