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Average Rating = 4.36/5 Average Rating : 4.36 out of 5
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3 sets of cams (maybe more hand-size cams), RPs
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8 A2
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.89/5
  Rock Quality 4.11/5
  Scenery 4.89/5
  Fun Factor 4.11/5

Description:

5.10 C2. Killer route (except for the first 3 pitches). Skip the traverse on pitch 3 and go straight up. There is a 5.7 corner/ chimney system 20 ft. to the right of the pitch 2's anchors that is more direct and easier to find than the sandy bushwacking traverse. Pitches 6 and 7 go free at 5.10.

Submitted by: bsmoot on 2003-02-11
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Route ID: 459

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  Difficulty A2
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
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  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: coryberkebile on 2013-10-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars classic route

The route is in the sun most of the day. Can be climbed all winter if it is sunny out.

Added: 2013-11-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6 A1
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: kevinhansen on 2009-09-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Starry night

I wish I would have taken a liter of water per pitch. Temps were in the 90s and I was the only one on any walls. I set up the ledge at the hanging belay on P4. I didn't like how close the crack resembled Touchstone. Instead of thinking "What piece of gear would work best..?" I found myself saying "Wow, that scar was made by a #1 cam, and above it is a scar made by a brown camp tricam, and then a #5 nut above it,.. and...." Not too much creativity. It became more of a guessing match to see what the previous 500 climbers used at that spot. That said, many placements weren't good any more. Too eroded.
Take a lot of nuts the more off sets the better.

Added: 2009-09-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b A2
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: quiteatingmysteak on 2008-11-22 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars .

only brought 1 bd red and 1 bd green. whoops...

Added: 2008-11-23

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: canmoron on 2008-05-07 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Spaceshot

Bring four #2 Camalots, and spend them wisely, if you want to free climb p7. It's a perfect, gently overhanging handcrack with a sting right at the very top. ~5.10c/d.

The visitor center has a great topo available by (if memory serves correctly) Colleen Frindl from 2002. Much, much better than the one in Bjornstad book.

The first rap off the big tree can be done with a single 60m rope. The rest are double rope raps as per Colleen's topo.


Added: 2008-05-08

Ratings
  Difficulty A1
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dlTOm on 2002-03-17 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars psyched out

Climbed up to somewhere below the high ledge and did a hammock bivi on day one. Then, for no apparent reason other than a total psych-out (and no, nothing bad had happened, just somehow mysteriously "not into it") we climbed one more pitch in the morning and then rapped the route without topping out. I think we may have heard horror stories about the descent from the summit or something. But as John Long has written, you don't really need much of an excuse to quit on a wall--even an easy one like this. A great route, though, and I regret not finishing it--yet, anyway.

Added: 2008-01-19

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