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Prime Rib - 5.9 popular

Average Rating = 4.20/5 Average Rating : 4.20 out of 5
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Rock (Sport)
G
11
Well Bolted
1125
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.10/5
  Rock Quality 3.40/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.40/5

Description:

Route is generously bolted and any climber will be comfortable leading this. Bring at least 15 draws. I hear its a great route, as it does follow on arete, and gives awsome exposure

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Submitted by: kane_schutzman on 2007-09-03
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Route ID: 88249

10 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mgoodro on 2015-05-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Worthy of its "Classic" status

Fun and varied climbing. Scrambled the 1st pitch, led P2 (5.8), followed half of P3 (5.6) then led the rest of P3 combined with P4 (5.7-5.8). Followed P5 (5.6), Led P6 and P7 combined (5.7-5.8) and P8 (sustained 5.7). Followed P9 and P10 combined (5.5, exposed 5.3) then led P11 (crux felt 5.9, though I missed a key hold that probably would have made it 5.8). Beautiful day on nice rock. Scrambled up and walked off to a second car on top. Brought 9 draws, 4 runners and 3 double runners, and some locking draws for anchors. Skipped about 5 bolts on each of the combined pitches.

Added: 2015-05-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: okieterry on 2013-07-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Good route!

Vonda and I had a lot of fun climbing this route on a hot day - nearly 100 degrees in Mazama reported. We started early and climbed in the shade with a nice breeze until the last couple of pitches, when the sun hit us. It was hot but not unbearable on the way down. We had each brought 2 liters of water and both ran out about halfway down. The rapping was heinous because of all of the loose rock on the ledges. Next time, we will definitely have a car or bike to get down. To me, there just seemed to be one 5.9 move on the climb (traverse move on the last pitch), but there was lots of very enjoyable 5.7 and 5.8 climbing. Two Arkansasians (Adams and Lynn) were a couple of pitches behind us all day and had a good time also.

Added: 2013-07-29

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: gen8787 on 2011-09-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun Multi-pitch

Good day trip for multi-pitch. Camped the night before near the creek down a little ways from the car pull-out. I liked the short distances between some of the pitches to sit down and relax. The route is in the shade until about noon.

See below for more info:

http://www.justgetout.net/Wenatchee/16479

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Added: 2011-09-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: AlpineGT on 2010-08-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good intro to trad

Fun route allowing begginer to get some multi pitch practice. You can link a few pitches to shorten climb if you want.

Added: 2011-06-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mountaindoc on 2009-09-28 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Prime Rib

This is long route, 13 pitches. The rock is fairly good quality where it needs to be. There are a couple of long "scrambling" sections between some of the pitches and a couple of other places where you need to move the belay a short distance. If not for this, the route would be a classic. It is very well to over bolted. 13 raps on a 60m rope. Some of the pitches have fantastic exposure. Some say this route is over-rated, but there are a couple of pitches with short 5.9 cruxes, and one pitch with sustained 5.9 technical face climbing. Over all a great and worthwhile route.

Added: 2009-10-22

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