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Poseidon Adventure - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating X
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 2.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5


The "5.9" crux of this route is a slightly overhanging flaring chimney w/ an ow crack in the back for pro. sandbag for sure. Sweet route.

Submitted by: areyoumydude on 2004-11-19
Views: 509
Route ID: 61875

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating X
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2010-10-13 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Poseidon Adventure

With Jackie from Oz and Huck from Roswell. Great times with "good mates". The first pitch is a cruise. The 2nd pitch can be a bit of a slug fest. It is a flaring chimney and you can try whatever method you want, but what I led it with was slow and tedious chimney technique. Avoid those white crystal features, way too slippery. I used a 6", 2-5", 2-4" before I could sink my 3" and 2" and start hand jamming at the end. A strenuous pitch to say the least. Would liked to have had one more 4" which would avoid having to walk a piece. The 3rd and 4th pitches were tame. I have done the summit pitch before (Lonely Vigil) and chose to make that "once in a lifetime is enough" experience. Did everything but the last move to show my mates the way, then belayed them from the upper station.

Added: 2010-10-16

Onsight Onsight ascent by: areyoumydude on 2001-11-10 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

The hardest 5.9 I've ever done.

Witnessed by: Bud Arbello
Added: 2001-11-10