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Take Me To The River - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.67/5 Average Rating : 3.67 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Rock (Trad)
PG13
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trad...tricky gear on face. you need to be a strong 5.9 climber to touch this route.
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Corner crack to ledge, continue on face to top. Bolted anchors. What they neglect to tell you is how hard it is to pull out of the knee bar, no hands rest and pull out without your rope going straight into the 10mm wide crack thus causing you to have to get back into the no holds rest and unjam your rope. After that you have to surmount a v2 boulder problem on questionable gear, facing a 15ft ground fall... Yea...

Descent Options:

lower on bolted anchors or escape right after crack and descend from slung tree.

Submitted by: mazzystr on 2008-09-08
Views: 666
Route ID: 95860

3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: rickthompson on 1988-06-14 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars 5.9? Where'd that sandbag fall from?

Not sure who's calling this 5.9, but from the first ascent on it's always been called 10a. This historic route was the second route to be put-up at Bubba City, climbed just hours after the Bubba City's first route (Face it Bubba) was established.

Added: 2010-06-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: currupt4130 on 2010-03-21 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars 5.9? Not really

Stiff for 5.9. The comment about the groundfall potential is way off. You can protect the move onto the first "ledge" to get into the dihedral just fine. I'd give it 9+ in all honesty. Really fun route though. The skulls on the ledge are cool...

Added: 2010-03-21

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mazzystr on 2008-08-31 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Yikes!

This 5.9 was...um...humbling. It took me about 20mins to get up the nerve to pull the v2 boulder problem buuut... Onsight! :)

Added: 2008-09-08