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Van Idle Route #1 - 5.10b

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 39
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Van Idle
Rock (Sport)
PG13
1
4 bolts and anchors
30
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.50/5

Description:

Just R of MH, a line of old hangers ascends a steep face, splitting after the second bolt to go left and right. VI #1 is the left route. Climb up and to the L after the second bolt, either traversing just under the second roof or pulling the harder moves from below to gain the end of that traverse. Move L out from under another small roof and up to gain the top anchors. VI#2- continue on the roiginal line, moving up and R to gain steeper ground and the anchors. The Van Idle routes existed when most of the lines at Franklin were just ideas. The fact that the Falcon Press poseur has named them after a gas station that wasn't built until the late 90s and a wrestler who went out of commission about the same time speaks volumes about his intelligence.

Descent Options:

Lower/rap from anchors.

Submitted by: roninthorne on 2008-05-03
Views: 600
Route ID: 93540

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: TobyBeard on 2010-11-28 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Worth walking a little farther...

As good or better than other 10's in the area.

Added: 2010-11-29

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Overhanger on 2007-09-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars First 10 lead

Fun climb. Another balls out crux.

Added: 2008-05-06