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Sea of Holes - 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.89/5 Average Rating : 4.89 out of 5
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7 quickdraws; small nuts
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.80/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

A superb route, supposedly put up by Mike Head onsight freesolo. After his ascent, two bolts were added. Since then, five more were added, for a total of seven bolts in 210 feet. P1: Go thirty feet up an easy slab (5.6) till you get to the vertical. Go up about fifteen feet to the first bolt. Breath a sigh of relief. Continue up on easy terrain past two more bolts (100 foot pitch). P2: Head up and right past two bolts. The huecos here are so big you can literally stand in a whole hueco. Here the wall overhangs a little bit and you can't see the next bolt, and the last one is about twenty feet down and to your left. Don't worry, after a couple moves you'll get a bolt, clip it, make crux move (5.9) through bulge and continue to the top without any more gear (a small nut may fit in somewhere). The anchor is a single bolt on a huge ledge. I recommend walking off. Edit - all the guidebooks I have seen rate this as a 5.10

Submitted by: holmeslovesguinness on 2004-05-20
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Route ID: 50983

13 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
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Solo Solo ascent by: twelvestringtex on 2009-11-23 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Onsight Solo

Found this route to be WONDERFUL! quite possibly my favorite climb of the grade anywhere, it is what the name says! It's probably just a 5.9+ but I suppose it could be 5.10a, especially if you get sketch-pumped on the lead.

later I returned and soloed another six laps on the route.

Added: 2012-12-23

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: reaeper on 2011-04-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Easier than 5.10

Tons of jugs

Added: 2011-04-05

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kubok13 on 2011-03-23 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars none

classic, sooooo good

"introductory" runout climbing

Added: 2011-03-25

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: satch on 1990-12-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fantastic

Maybe easy for the grade.

Added: 2010-03-01

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: Mhondo on 2009-03-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars .

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Added: 2009-03-16

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