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Assembly Line - 5.9 popular

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (24)
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Dennis Horning & Judd Jennerjahn, May 18, 1975
Rock (Trad)
G
4
Lots of stoppers, medium cams or hexes.No kidding on medium pro. 6 BD purple, 8 BD green, 8 BD a
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 4.38/5
  Fun Factor 4.75/5

Description:

A bottom to top summit route, but only the 1st pitch is usually done.
Take the Tower Trail counter clockwise passing the large fallen column on the east side of the trail. A dirt trail will head of to the left, follow this up to the base and right till you are below the Teacher's Lounge. Climb two pitches (Patent Pending) of low quality easy climbing to get to the Teacher's Lounge. A much better option is to climb Broken Tree or New Wave.
Climb a stunning 5.9+ hand crack in a shallow dihedral for a long pitch to fixed anchors. This is one of the best hand cracks on the tower.
One more long, rambling, wide, fun pitch (5.6) and You will reach the summit. Lovely views; high up and exposed !!
This is a super classic if you do one of the 10's to Teachers Lounge and rap after the 5.9 pitch. It is even MORE Classic to climb the quintessential "Last Pitch To The Top" !!!!

Very hard, sustained, long, 5.9+. Same move over and over again so make sure your left hand jams are 100%. Make sure you can climb El Cracko before attempting this. Make sure you bring lots tons of medium cams. Don't miss the belay station 155 feet up it is hidden on the left column, look for traverse bolt.

Submitted by: endrizzi on 2007-11-04
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Route ID: 9981

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: JonStein118 on 2010-06-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Seconded Rebecca's impressive and solid Lead

This climb looked amazing from the base and looked like the perfect corner crack. More verticle than Soler but also rated 5.9 I assumed I would be able to lead it and certainly climb it no problem. Rebecca wanted to take the lead and I watched her go and she was flawless. I opted to TR it the first time and luckily I made the right choice. I was hang dogin and flayling all over the place. I felt that nothing really fit for me as holds and I kept peeling off the wall. Later I got beta from Frank Sanders on how to climb it and must go back to try it out and at least climb it cleanly and then think about leading it.

Added: 2010-10-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lucander on 2010-08-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Assembly Line

Reached by climbing Patent Pending. We used a rack to #3 camalot with doubles .5-2. This route got so much hype that we were bound to be a little let down. It seemed easier than Soler, and the moves were repetitive.

Added: 2010-09-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cyfairrockhound on 2010-07-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars IC style splitter fingers to hands

awesome moderate enduro, w/ good feet

Added: 2010-07-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: eazyclimb on 2009-05-14 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars fun sustained 5.9

The long second pitch offers a long sustained fingers to hand crack in a corner with painful feet and few rests. pitch 3 was a little dirty and wide. We made the top in three pitches.

Added: 2010-01-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: porkchop_express on 2009-10-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars led first 2 pitches to teachers lounge

dont know what its rated, i think 5.5 ish. fun, easy. mostly used passive gear for fun.

Added: 2009-10-08

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