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Riding the Crest of the Wave - 5.9

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Rock (Trad)
G
2
nuts to #3 camalot
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

P1: Somewhat tricky route finding, tends to wander a bit. Aim up and right to a shallow dihedral. Pro is somewhat PG for the first 25 ft. P2: This is the money pitch! From the belay, traverse right 15 ft. and up to roof. Pull roof and follow to the top. The moves on the roof are surely what warrants the 2 star rating in the Cater guidebook.

Submitted by: jersteck on 2007-02-11
Views: 983
Route ID: 83275

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: satch on 2009-05-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars great adventure on 5.9

pretty heady for a 9. some gear is a bit tricky and difficult to see the placement. a couple of large nuts and cams to #2 Camelot. Goes around the corner of the arete to right at mid-height. 1 1/2 pitches. bolted belay anchors at top of first pitch.

Added: 2009-10-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dew4theq on 2007-04-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Quality

This route is awesome. P1 contains the crux. It's sort of an off balance kind of move and if you don't have your body positioned properly it can cause you to "barn door" right off. P2 rules. Just big holds going over the roofs. Place a couple solid pieces of gear and go for it!

Added: 2008-10-01