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The Distortionist - 5.6

Average Rating = 2.75/5 Average Rating : 2.75 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 5
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (23)
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Trad, shuts
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.29/5
  Scenery 3.14/5
  Fun Factor 2.57/5

Description:

Short crack on left side of slab next to Bubba Meets Jesus.

Submitted by: delphyne on 2003-07-11
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Route ID: 37945

23 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: jsaunders on 2011-07-03 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Casual

Easy warm-up. Cool to get a chance to place a #5 on something :)

Added: 2011-07-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: jsaunders on 2011-03-20 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Fun warmup

Nice little off-width section, felt a little soft for the grade.. I'd called it 5.5.

Added: 2011-03-20

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lkeegan on 2010-06-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars The distortionist

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Added: 2010-06-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mjwestla on 2009-09-06 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Top access route

Led this mostly to set up some harder adjacent stuff. Not exactly a great warm up climb imho b/c it's got just a few short sections of climbing mixed with scrambling. It is good to have big (#4,5) cams for the wide stuff and the "crux" move that puts you onto the mid-level ledge. As mentioned in a prior review a cleverly placed small cam can supplement the big gear placements in the chimney (I used a .5?).

Note that it feels a little different than some other easy climbs since it's negotiating a wide crack at the crux.

Also if anyone else TRs this be sure to leave directionals as the swing would be pretty spectacular and could bowl someone right off of "Team Jesus", etc...


Added: 2009-09-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: jessejames on 2008-12-23 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars good warm up

easy interesting moves.

Added: 2008-12-23

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