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Petzoldt Ridge - 5.6 popular

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Mid size nuts and hexes, a couple of smaller pieces are nice, especially if you go off route!
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

The route starts in the black bands. The pitches are almost all very moderate. Most pitches are best climbed as half-pitches (about 25 meters) due to rope drag. There is a cool feature on this route called "The Window". The top out on Petzoldt Ridge is very nice-its like getting a summit half way up the mountain. Then, the common choice is to do one rappel and traverse over to join the Upper Exum route. You can also ascend straight up, but this is steep exposed climbing.

Submitted by: hollyclimber on 2002-06-27
Views: 2410
Route ID: 19866

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4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: elizaclimb on 2009-08-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Petzoldt ridge

Followed julia up this gigantic route. Started early am and finished on upper exum

Added: 2009-08-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: SawtoothClimber on 2004-07-10 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Excellent alt. route

we encountered less traffic than on the other more popular routes. Retreated from top of Petzoldt due to dangerous weather

Added: 2007-04-27

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: climbrc on 2002-07-15 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Well this was the attempt anyway..

Added: 2002-07-15

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: hollyclimber on 2001-07-21 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Excellent climb. Nice position, good rock, good features and a fun top out on the ridge.

Witnessed by: R Sasser
Added: 2001-07-21