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The Bell - 5.12a

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Rock (Trad)
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Doubles up to 1 Red BD cam. heavy on the small stuff. A few rusty pitons on route as well as one new bolt to replace an old quarter incher.
100
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

Begin 60 left of Mad Men Only underneath the prominent bell feature in the middle of the bell wall. Climb through poorly protected climbing for 20 feet till you reach a reasonable stance. Make a hard move out right to a good stance and then work back into the bottom of the bell feature. Work delicate moves along the left side of the bell until you hit the roof and exit out left. Traverse right into a shallow right facing corner. Follow corner system for 50 feet until you top out. No anchors.

Descent Options:

Descend via Malevolence anchors or 5th class it South back to the gunsight.

Submitted by: dreday3000 on 2009-04-27
Views: 1436
Route ID: 99174

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: dreday3000 on 2009-04-26 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Best and Boldest I've done.

Pretty darn sick. Glad I didn't take any of the many huge whippers throughout the route. Now I can quit trad and become a sport climber.

Added: 2009-04-27