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K2 - 5.9 popular

Average Rating = 4.62/5 Average Rating : 4.62 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (9)
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Rock (Trad) (Sport)
G
4
bolts
500
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.57/5
  Rock Quality 4.38/5
  Scenery 4.62/5
  Fun Factor 4.62/5

Description:

Classic route. Beautiful 5.9 bolted crack on the first pitch. If like trad climbing, recommend to bring one set of cams for the second pitch variation called K3. This is the sequence of the crack, however is trad and reaches 5.10d.

Descent Options:

Once you reach the summit (Statue) you can take a free transfer down to the parking lot. If you need to abort, is possible to abseil with one 60m rope.

Submitted by: tces550 on 2004-07-13
Last Modified: 2011-05-30
Views: 1666
Route ID: 55887

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9 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: atostesjr on 2011-07-17 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars K2 - com Flavio Daflon

MARAVILHA! K2 - com Flavio Daflon

Added: 2012-02-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: astrodog on 2011-10-05 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Awesome view

This si a great slab climb with two diherals. It is four pitches long, the first pitch is ~5.9+, second 5.7, third 5.7 and the last 5.8-5.9. If you can get past the psicological aspect it is fairly easy.... needless to say cams help soothe the mind

Added: 2011-10-12

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: clymber on 2011-05-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Finding base of the climb

To get to base of climb go to ticket booth for bus that takes you to top of mountain, walk past that as if going to the Christ statue after hiking about 10 minutes the road will make a hairpin turn and there will be a cement gaurdrail trail will on right side of gaurdrail. Hike along trail eventually trail will dead end. Look to right and trail will go downhill looking like it will drop off, follow that trail to the end and that will take you to the climb.

Fun climb lots of bolts bring some cams maybe .75 to 2. No better feeling then pulling over the rail to the amazement of all the tourist taking pictures of the Christ statue

Added: 2011-05-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: hannesmostert on 2010-10-17 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Nice view...

What a nice climb. Some cams will help sooth the soul when climbing this route as the Cariocas love bolting routes in bizarre fashion. haha, overall very nice classic route.

Added: 2010-10-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: rflsierra on 2009-03-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars K2

Great climb. Amazing view. The rock is kind of abrasive, but completely worth it.

Added: 2009-04-04

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