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Mr. Clean - 5.10c

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Small wires to .75."
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5


A burly, but high quality route on the left side of the lower tier of Castle Rock. More straightforward and better protected than the neighboring Smut. Climb a greasy, discontinuous finger crack followed by several tricky mantel moves over bulges and belay in an alcove just below the Catapult roof.

Descent Options:

Rapel off the small tree (slings and rap rings) or continue up Catapult or the Bone.

Submitted by: lithophiliac on 2013-06-16
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Route ID: 114057

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lithophiliac on 1989-06-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars My preferred start to Catapult.

Did this first in '89 and probably 20 times since then. Still a tricky lead after all this time!! The key is placing gear in the less positive locks and using the good ones to climb. Of course, I never seem to get this right:(! During one of my early and impressionable ascents, I had Jim Yoder solo up and past me complaining that "he almost greased off down there!" Freaked me out at the time, but I think he was just hamming it up!

Added: 2013-06-25