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R&D, on Icicle Buttress - 5.6

Average Rating = 3.80/5 Average Rating : 3.80 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (7)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.25/5
  Rock Quality 3.75/5
  Scenery 3.75/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

This easy adventure route sees just about non-stop traffic throughout the summer. Follows the line of least resistance, starts in a cleft in the left side, about 150' up the trail, watch for rope drag and try not to get lost. To descend walk off by going up and left, following cairns to a steep loose trail. (bring your hiking shoes)

Submitted by: krustyklimber on 2006-10-02
Last Modified: 2009-11-11
Views: 1246
Route ID: 12972

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7 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jackson423 on 2012-04-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Dusting off the cobwebbs

Great spring day.
Led p1 and chimney.

Added: 2012-04-16

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Matt_Akers on 2010-05-30 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Good Times

Ive climbed this a bunch of times. Was looking for a quick way up to the Bob Wall above for some check offs. Better than hiking.

Added: 2011-08-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: blarson on 2010-07-09 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Good intro trad multi-pitch

Totally a newbs dream trad lead. It takes gear everywhere, has a million belay ledges, and is never hard anywhere.

Added: 2011-02-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.1
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: sherrilewis on 2007-05-06 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Great place to start

1st multipitch lead.

Added: 2008-03-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: gochubug on 2007-04-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Ladybug and I started with the entry slab of Cocaine Connection, then merged onto R&D. We swung leads, me on pitch 1 & 3, her on pitch 2 & 4. She took the 5.7 crack variation on the 4th pitch.

Added: 2007-04-17

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