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Vision Quest - 5.10d

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (7)
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Standard desert rack with lots of extra large gear
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.33/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

A very aesthetic line that splits the north and south summits of the King of Pain. Good route with lots of stout wide crack. P1: Starts out with excellent finger lieback with good edges for the feet. Moves left to wide crack. P2: Cups and fists eventually widen to a slightly sandy slot. Too wide for a #6 Friend; but a big bro will work. P3: More fists and cups that eventually go to a bulge. Pulling the bulge is .10+ hands. Continue up easy crack, till you get to a ledge with a lot of sturdy blocks. There is no fixed anchor here, but if you find a spot to sit, plant your feet against a rock, you'll be fine. P4: Very fun and exciting pitch. Continue up the crack that splits the north and south summit, and then work your way out right through the choss band. Climbing is only 5.9, but gear and rock aren't great. Be careful about getting your ropes stuck on the second rappel.

Submitted by: madmax on 2004-04-14
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Route ID: 51213

7 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: 5starclimbs on 2012-05-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Solar eclipse

w/ Deena Whitman

Added: 2012-09-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: markguycan on 2010-11-05 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars wild & strenuous

very memorable. some loose blocks but avoidable. recommend: 1ea 0.4-1", 2ea #.75 & #1camalot, 3ea #2-3camalot (+1 #3.5), 2 #4
1 #5(new size) camalot a few nuts and at least 6 slings. 1 70M will get you off.

Added: 2010-11-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: earlethesquirrel on 2008-11-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Desert tower burl-fest

Climbed this route with Greg. Lots of sand and loose death-blocks. Led the first and third pitches. Didn't have enough gear to lead the first pitch safely. Did a lot of leapfrogging of cams. Hung once on the second lead. Burly handjamming over a couple roofs. Spooky following the fourth and final pitch. This climb left an indelible impression on my psyche.

Added: 2008-11-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: jiro on 2007-11-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2007-12-25

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: poorboy on 2005-04-28 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Great summit! Fun climbing too.

Added: 2005-04-28

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