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Scattered Marbles - 5.10b

Average Rating = 4.33/5 Average Rating : 4.33 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Bolts to Anchors
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Excellent sandstone pockets and edges past 2 ledges. One of the first routes put up at the Zen Wall. 3 star climb.

Submitted by: gordonl.larsen on 2001-04-19
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Route ID: 1589

3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lena_chita on 2013-12-31 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars If I were to write a detailed route description for the guidebook...

I would say:
-You can reach bolt 1 from the ground, clip it, by all means, why not?
-Bolt 2 is where bolt 1 should be
-if you fall around bolt 3, you will hit a pillar and die (but if you are in danger of falling on bolt 3, you probably shouldn't climb this route)
-If you fall on bolt 4, you would still hit that same pillar, and die anyway, because bolters put bolts where they want, and why not?
-if you reached bolt 5, you are out of ground fall, probably. So instead, you get to contemplate a giant lose flake, and then, when you are done contemplating it, you will pull on it, and then stand on it, because you have no choice
- you get to do couple funky moves for the next couple bolts
-and then, you will find out exactly how tall you are not, just above the last bolt.

Enjoy! (It really is kinda fun.)

Added: 2014-01-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: nageesan on 2008-11-07 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Beautiful

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Added: 2008-11-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2008-11-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Scattered Marbles

Could be the best route for the grade at Zen Wall. A must. A nice long sustained route at 70' giving up just about everything in one pitch. Some jamming, overhang, edges and a funky mantle move towards the end. After that mantle move it looks blank, but is easier once you find the edges. Steep ground to the chains above. Be careful about your decking opportunities on the pillar to the left. Seven bolts to chains according to the guide book (Goss book of lies), but seemed like more than that via my memory.

Added: 2008-11-08