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Southwest Rib - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.86/5 Average Rating : 4.86 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (7)
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Rack to 4.5" (for the double offwidths)
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.33/5
  Rock Quality 4.67/5
  Scenery 4.83/5
  Fun Factor 4.83/5

Description:

The classic route on the tallest spire in the Liberty Group. 8 pitches of beautiful granite. The crux is the first pitch of 5.8 handcrack, but most will find the twin 5.7+ offwidth "bearhug" pitch to be far more difficult.

Submitted by: crackjammer on 2003-11-06
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Route ID: 43287

7 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jackson423 on 2012-10-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun fall climb

6 hrs base to summit due to two parties ahead of us. estimate we could have completed in 4 (maybe less the next time now that we know the route). very fun climb. the crux maybe the first pitch, but the 5.6R slab pitch is very spicy. Found it easier to climb left crack of bear hug pitch instead of using both. However, it was necessary to start by high stepping and foot jamming the right crack.
Partner: Eileen K.

Added: 2012-10-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: redonkulus on 2010-07-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars good

That wide crack on pitch two is awesome. Don't even remember the bearhug pitch. Fun climb.

Added: 2011-02-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: gochubug on 2010-08-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Interesting climbing on every pitch. Good rock, modest approach, and mind-blowing scenery: what more could you want?

Added: 2010-08-25

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: twdirty on 2009-06-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars .

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Added: 2009-06-10

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: skyhighclimber1 on 2007-06-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars climbing/skiing in wa pass

awesome day. enjoyed the bear-hug. great ski out

Added: 2008-09-01

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