Skip to Content

Finally - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (5)
Premier Sponsor:
Hands to Fist and at least one big one.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


This is the big beautiful crack staring at you from the Nautilus parking area. Looked at a lot and climbed a little. It isn't the sickening offwidth thrashfest it looks like but could easily turn into one if you lose your nerve. Basically it goes up, then out then up again. Your offwidth skills will be tested. Some disagreement on the rating exist. When I climbed it I felt it to be a 5.9, others call it a huge sandbag at that. This is not sport climbing, poor offwidth technique is no reason to call this route harder than it is, we'll say 5.9+, that is fair enough.

Submitted by: admin on 2003-03-01
Views: 534
Route ID: 15417

Most Recent Photo

5 Ascents Recorded

GoRecord an ascent

  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cracklover on 2013-06-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good climb

Some offwidth technique required, but does not climb like an offwidth, if that makes any sense.

Added: 2013-07-01

  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: dindolino32 on 2010-07-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun route with OW. Think about ur feet through roof and you will

Fun route that was tiring but fun. I couldnt quite decide if right or left arm would have been better. Roof caught me off guard and fell once. I opened my eyes and pulled through and finished quickly. I think 5.9 was a good rating. Easier than Mother #1

Added: 2010-07-26

Red Point Red Point ascent by: schveety on 2006-05-14 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Definitely need a little offwidth technique for this one.... Climbed this on Mother's Day with my mom and dad looking on and freaking out...hehehe.. I really liked this climb, offwidthed the beginning section and then climbed the face above the little overhang, great.....

Added: 2006-05-14

Red Point Red Point ascent by: steve-o on 2005-05-25 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

This is pretty sustained and getting around the roof is thin.

Witnessed by: Brit Flinchbaugh
Added: 2005-05-25

Onsight Onsight ascent by: pt on 2003-05-22 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

5.9 is an accurate rating especially compared to other routes at vedauwoo. Offwidth and lieback technique will get you to the top.

Added: 2003-05-22