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Laurel - 5.11b A2

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Rock (Trad)
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Standard Free Rack + Aid Gear. For free ascent, bring some small to mid sized nuts, micro cams, a few each .75-1" pieces, a few green camalots, and a selection of other cams between 1" and 3".
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

This is the very thin crack on the white face right of the corner. Use any clean aid tricks you can (C2). The end is 5.8 As a free route, this is steep, powerful and sequential. It has very tricky gear placements that would be hard to get right on the overhanging wall. So far as I know, it has only been led with preplaced gear at about 11b. To lead it while placing gear would be about 11d and rated R. It finishes on the anchors of Boxelder Salsa, so after the second cleans BES, he or she could lower down and put in directionals for a fun toprope. 70meter rope recommended.

Descent Options:

Bolted anchors.

Submitted by: fancypants on 2005-10-30
Last Modified: 2010-05-24
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Route ID: 71245

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: prodigal_son on 2010-05-21 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Pinkpointed it yesterday. Not sure it counts as the FFA.

As a trad route, this thing is awesome, though the gear is pretty difficult to get oriented so that it's trustworthy enough. Even so, the gear is not that bomber. With preplaced gear, it felt about 5.11b. Placing it on lead (still waiting for the first redpoint ascent) it would probably feel about 5.11d. You can place the gear after doing Boxelder Salsa while lowering back down.

Colby W

Added: 2010-05-22