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Chicago - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.40/5 Average Rating : 4.40 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (10)
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Small to medium pieces.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.75/5

Description:

One of the original "hero" climbs of the Lake. With maginal gear, and a good run out, this is a serious lead. Start at the same crack system of Berkeley, moving up and into the triangular niche on the left instead of traversing right. From the niche, arc left through a sustained crux, and eventually easier climbing.

Submitted by: ramylson on 2003-09-25
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Route ID: 40960

10 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: Eduard on 2012-04-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars scary

because of the potential swing onto the rocks to the left

Added: 2012-04-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: curtis_g on 2008-07-28 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Need to lead

top-roped, on my need to lead list. lots of fun and yea it may feel a bit like a 5.9, especially if you finish up to the lip via the face crack/pockets on the right after the rest ledge. tons of fun. sustained crux meaning 4 moves instead of 1 or 2. a classic 5.8 'hero' climb, like the guidebook says.

Added: 2008-07-30

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: shrug7 on 2007-05-14 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun!

Good climb

Added: 2007-05-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: duality4569 on 2005-09-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Chicago

toprope

Added: 2006-12-23

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: jbeta on 2006-06-12 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

I waited until I was solid on 5.11 to lead this, and I found the reputation to be a bit overblown. With modern gear (namely offsets), this climb protects well...though I didn't actually test the integrity of the pieces.

Added: 2006-06-12

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