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Fish Story - 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 15
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6 or so shiny new bolts. Bring a couple extra draws in case I'm not remembering some bolts. Bolted topout with rap rings.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure (Not Rated)
  Rock Quality (Not Rated)
  Scenery (Not Rated)
  Fun Factor (Not Rated)


Climb up the featured bulge following the bolts to a small ledge. From there move up through a hand crack corner to anchors.

Descent Options:

Rap down.

Submitted by: mjwestla on 2009-06-25
Last Modified: 2010-08-18
Views: 861
Route ID: 100539

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  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: mjwestla on 2009-05-26 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars A bit more legit.

Maybe I was tired b/c this was at the end of the day, but this route felt a little headier than some of the other nearby 10as. Part of this might be due to the fact that it looks a little runout at one point b/c of a bolt you can't see until you are right on it (it's over the lip of the small ledge about halfway up). I was a little unnerved so I clipped a bolt on the route just to the left before I found the hidden one. The route felt a bit more tenuous in general and the crack near the top required a little handjamming to get through it. I blew my onsight by asking to sit on a bolt while I sorted out the handjam - it just didn't feel too secure initially, but after I took a breather it wasn't too bad. Pretty close to the grade, but perhaps still a little soft compared to other areas.

Still, it got the heart rate up a bit, is pretty well protected, and is worth a visit.

Added: 2009-06-25