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Toxic Shock - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.88/5 Average Rating : 3.88 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 2.50/5
  Fun Factor 3.50/5

Description:

Toxic Shock starts on the left side of the areté, in the 5.9 lieback, which protects well. Many climbers pull their rope through at midpoint to avoid rope drag. The slightly offset, slightly slabby splitter #2 camalot crack on the upper half is a classic.

Submitted by: live2climb on 2006-02-13
Views: 1243
Route ID: 9818

12 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: AlpineGT on 2010-08-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Layback

Nice layback to start, then work to rest area. Second section has various routes to take from an arete to a few cracks.

Added: 2011-06-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: gochubug on 2010-07-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Ascent note

Ladybug and I did this in 2 pitches: I led on the twin cracks variation for p. 1 and she (the better climber) took the classic splitter crack. Then we both top roped the lieback start.

Added: 2010-07-31

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: sherrilewis on 2009-07-11 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Superb jams if you want 'em

We did the double-crack start around the right side of the crag instead of the lieback. It was fun 5.8ish. At the top of this section, the slab traverse to gain the crack was heady on lead. Once in the crack, it was hand-jam heaven. You can also lieback or use the side wall for stemming, but you'd be missing the best part(the hand and foot jams are bomber)! The upper section felt soft for an Index 5.9. The lieback start would merit that rating though.

Added: 2009-07-11

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: michalgoatfeet on 2009-06-17 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars fun

simple

Added: 2009-06-17

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: stamplis on 2009-04-26 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars _

Upper handcrack is phenomenal!

Added: 2009-04-28

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