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Lonely Vigil - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.80/5 Average Rating : 4.80 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (7)
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Standard desert rack
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.25/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.75/5

Description:

The classic route to the top. It starts up the obvious system on the back side on the tower. Pure fun. A great route.

Submitted by: areyoumydude on 2004-11-19
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Route ID: 61876

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7 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: stevecurtis on 2012-03-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Rope solo

The summit is pretty wild. Don't fall--there are jugs.

Added: 2012-03-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dindolino32 on 2011-05-28 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars great route with great summit. my book rated it 10b

super good route that keeps you mostly in shade. fun moves throughout and descent pro. I was happy to have brought my C3s for the stem box. it's also a lot harder if you are short (ie 5 ft tall) my wife is flexible but could get the leverage to get it clean. also the top can be managed by lowering ur partner and then rapping the other side. I didnt think the downclimb was hard once I got my feet established.

Added: 2011-07-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2009-03-18 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Lonely Vigil

I agree with one of the comments below, probably underrated. Kind of a cool tower route, not a whole lot unlike Stolen Chimney, but not near as popular. The stem box was really a fun pitch. The summit is more scary to look at than actually do. No less stable than Ancient Art's summit block. That 3rd pitch is not 5.9, just 5th class up to the summit belay station.

Added: 2009-03-24

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: franzr on 2000-11-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Nice moderate desert tower

A relaxing day out. Nice climbing too.

Added: 2007-04-26

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dolemike on 2005-12-29 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars fun and underrated

see above

Added: 2006-12-29

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