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Minimum Overdrive - 5.11a

Average Rating = 3.20/5 Average Rating : 3.20 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (5)
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Rock (Sport)
G
1
6 bolts
60
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.33/5
  Rock Quality 2.67/5
  Scenery 3.67/5
  Fun Factor 3.33/5

Description:

This route begins right of Fifty-Fifty, and then trends left and around a small roof to the face.

Descent Options:

Rapp from anchors

Submitted by: maowcakes on 2010-04-19
Views: 659
Route ID: 104434

5 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: PatWM on 2012-06-06 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Consistent with good movement

It has a fairly sketch first clip but the rest is well protected. It has good movement and I didn't see any of the loose rock that the previ.ous ascents mention. Super fun climb and it flows super well

Added: 2012-06-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: brinosaur on 2011-11-06 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Crap low, good high.

Yikes. Terrible, crumbly rock for the first two bolts followed by some pretty good face climbing after passing the roof. All of the rock around the oddly-bolted start is highly suspect.

Do yourself a favor -- stick clip the second bolt and aid up to the jugs. It wouldn't really change the grade, and more importantly it would bypass the chossy garbage leading to the first bolt and the ensuing traverse left.

Added: 2011-11-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: warrenw on 2011-06-25 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars .

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Added: 2011-06-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
Flash Flash ascent by: lena_chita on 2010-07-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Tricky and techy

If it weren't for several good rests, this route would deserve a much harder grade. And I feel very bad for short climbers who would attempt this onsight. The only way I could have hung the anchor draws would have been with a frog, and even then it would have been iffy. I was very glad that I had the draws already hanging.


I broke off a fist-sized loose rock above the first draw that was wiggling around supported by a small pebble. It created an undercling... though not sure it would be at all useful.

Added: 2010-07-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: maowcakes on 2010-04-17 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Dunno.

Maybe it just needs to be climbed more, but I have rarely seen this much loose rock on a route in my life. Didn't flow very well..

Added: 2010-04-19