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The South Face (of Jello Tower), Upper Castle Rock - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.57/5 Average Rating : 4.57 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (7)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.75/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 3.75/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

This route goes at 5.8+, but is still a very serious undertaking, lace this thing up so you don't end up taking a grounder, others have. A great way to pass slow parties on Midway

Submitted by: krustyklimber on 2002-03-08
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Route ID: 13381

7 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Matt_Akers on 2008-05-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Love the moves.

Probably 5.9.

Added: 2011-08-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: losinghand on 2010-08-22 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Pretty steep for a 5.8 - but great climb and solid holds

Everyone seems to agree - a stiff 5.8, if not more appropriately a 5.9. Great route that protects well, and while steep and overhanging at times, there are great positive holds. Belay bolts are up on top - shared with Midway (and most every route on Jell-O Tower)

Added: 2010-08-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: jnrose5 on 2009-06-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars wonderful route... now I need to hurl...

One of my friends called this route "one of the world's most difficult 5.8s" - It was legitimately a tough lead for me, but super fun once figuring out the sequence off the deck. Nice a steep, but not terribly overhung.

Added: 2009-06-07

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: stamplis on 2009-04-11 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars _

Great moderate line up an imposing face. Plenty of gear and jugs!

Added: 2009-04-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: 3pin on 2007-11-06 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars SF Jello

Was a great climb to end the day! More than once the gravity god tried to pull.

Added: 2007-11-06

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