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Elephant Man - 5.13a

Average Rating = 4.67/5 Average Rating : 4.67 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.13a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.67/5
  Scenery 3.67/5
  Fun Factor 4.67/5

Description:

Climbs out the roof of the Sex Cave. First move requires a jump if you're short.

Submitted by: fracture on 2005-08-05
Views: 1118
Route ID: 49701

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3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.13a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: jb2100 on 2014-11-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Must Do

If you can climb 13a you have to get on this one. You really don't need to be 13a strong to pull the moves and even clipping the chains is only 12d or so, like EM said below, it's that topout that gives it the 13a rating.

I personally feel that it's a bit softer than other 13a's I've done due to all the rests and the great quality of them all. Very fun though!

Added: 2014-11-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.13a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: ematter on 2014-10-28 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Don't forget to top out!

Top out is a must for full 13a grade. Clip chain and continue on, then down climb from the top (similar to Body Wax).

Definitely stick clip the first bolt. If you're short (I'm 5'3") you have to jump or do a harder start (head first) to the opening hold but taller folk can just reach. If you jump and miss it's a clean fall - I've done it once... Several good knee bars. Be mindful of climbing when wet as to not break off holds.

Added: 2014-11-03

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: Toxins on 2011-10-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Beta Intensive

Holds have broken on this route, fun pumpy climbing!

Added: 2011-10-30