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Playin Possum - 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
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All bolted, except for small section of Pitch 3. Bring a couple pieces that are 1-2" (BD 1 or 2 are perfect) and you are set.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

First 2 pitches are enjoyable, bolted 5.8's. Mostly slab climbing, and pretty straightforward. The 3rd pitch is a 5.10a -a mix of slab and then a left-curving crack, and a tricky crux move at the top. Pitch 3 is mostly bolted, but has a pretty runout section on the curving crack - place a pair of cams (1-2") and you are set. The crux move of Pitch 3 is well protected with a high bolt. Lots of parties just do the two 5.8 pitches and head back down.

Descent Options:

3 rappels - chains at the top of each pitch.

Submitted by: live2climb on 2005-08-15
Last Modified: 2010-08-23
Views: 500
Route ID: 68907

4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Matt_Akers on 2008-08-27 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun!

Love it!

Added: 2011-08-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: MattJustMatt on 2008-07-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great fun - 1st and 3rd pitches rock!

First pitch is a great 5.8 that makes you focus if this is your lead limit. Second pitch was unimpressive. 3rd pitch was an excellent 10a - two cruxes, one early on with a commiting slab move, then a second crux near the top as you work around a block on a slab. Take two pieces - one 3/4" and one 1" cam. Great finger rail leading up to the final crux!

Added: 2008-07-31

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: jackson423 on 2007-05-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Nice view of Leavenworth

A wee bit of run out on 2p. Start of 3p is nice and the finish is the crux. Small hands rule the climb.

Added: 2007-06-03

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: live2climb on 2005-07-25 (View Climbing Log)

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Added: 2005-07-25