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Kor-Ingalls - 5.9 popular

Average Rating = 4.59/5 Average Rating : 4.59 out of 5
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1 set of stoppers, 1 set of cams with some wide pieces and an extra hand sized piece or two. Maybe
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.11/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.84/5
  Fun Factor 4.47/5

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The route follow the huge obvious dihedral in the center of the south face. You'll probably be able to recognize it by the line of climbers waiting to start. The approach is a stout 1 hour hike up a talus cone. 4 pitches - 5.6 squeeze chimney, wierd 5.8 hands and fingers, 5.9 crux offwidth(not a sandbag-look hard for the real sequence), and a fun 5.7 pitch either up a squeeze chimney or fun edges. Rap the route to descend, but be careful not to hit anyone on the way down.

Submitted by: atg200 on 2001-10-16
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Route ID: 5283

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
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  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: Zerxyx on 2012-11-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars kor ingalls

kor ingalls

Added: 2013-03-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: barwatt on 2000-09-25 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars My first tower climb

Don't really remember it being too hard as suggested below, except for the final pitch where I was thrashing around trying to get to the summit (5.7!) so maybe it was kind of hard.

Added: 2012-09-25

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: JDSmith on 2011-05-18 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Gorgeous tower

This was my second desert tower. Amazing setting with aggressive climbing. My feet slipped a couple times on the marble-like surface. Unless you're going to take pictures, I'd leave backpacks at the base. The approach is a bear.

Added: 2011-05-25

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
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  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: critterdude542 on 2010-11-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars KI

Sandstone Sandbag, don't care what anyone says. Be prepared to grovel grovel grovel! calcite blows. Its a great climb, but i feel like i should want to climb the 50 classics again and again. I won't do this route again, not that its bad, to me it's just not worth a repeat. placed a #4 on most every pitch so i dont know why some people say not to bring it.

Also, the first bolt on P3 is useless. There is PERFECT gear a foot above it. the next 2 are nice to have though.
I lead 1 and 3
Overall I wouldn't call it PG13, maybe just PG

Added: 2010-11-01

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: ShawnIsBetter on 2010-10-21 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Finally

The first pitch is the hardest 5.6 I've ever done in my life. Because of all the calcite it's like trying to climb out of a glass jar. Way strenuous. The second pitch is not so bad but don't take the line on the far left, the one with the bolt, like I did. Third pitch crux really wasn't that bad once I rested on the bolt and worked out the face climbing/stemming sequence in my head. Only two or three hard moves get you to calcite jugs. Not super hard but felt more like 5.10a/b then 5.9. On the next squeeze section go left side in and don't go too deep in the crack, it gets tight. Fourth pitch is the best pitch, straight forward climbing, short though. Rap the north face, you'll see 4 bolts and some chains. It's pretty scary cause there's so much air below you. At the bottom of the second rappel you have to swing over to the right to get to the ledge and anchors. It's kinda scary.

I hate calcite, shoes don't stick so it's kinda like climbing with roller skates on.

Overall it's not really fun climbing, more of a grunt fest, but it's well worth the blood and sweat.

Added: 2010-10-24

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