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Spare Rib - 5.8

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (5)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5


A really spectacular 4 pitch route that starts just down the ramp from Crimson. Approach as for Crimson, but before you arrive, look on your left for a free standing buttress with a dark varnished corner on its left side. Just to the right of this corner is a striking finger crack- this is your route. Pitch 1: Head up the finger crack to a nice belay ledge. 5.8, 85' Pitch 2: Step left off the ledge and follow bolts and pro to the next stance. 5.8, 85' Pitch 3: Follow a line of bolts to a hanging stance. 5.7, 85' Pitch 4: Head straight up on run-out terrain to the summit. 5.6, 85' Descent: Rappel the route with a single rope.

Submitted by: vegastradguy on 2005-10-15
Views: 1039
Route ID: 70890

5 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2009-05-02 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Spare Rib

These are a couple of decent routes to be sure (Test Tube). Spare Rib can easily be done in two pitches versus four with a 60m rope. The first pitch is a classic 5.7-5.8 trad lead.

Added: 2009-05-04

  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: bnoble on 2008-03-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars ascent note

Fun route. First pitch finger crack was really fun. You can easily link pitches and climb the route in 2 pitches and rappell in 4 with a single rope. Fun climb to do if you want to risk losing your place in line for CC.

Added: 2008-03-19

Onsight Onsight ascent by: moonbluff on 2006-08-29 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Fun route.

Added: 2006-08-29

Onsight Onsight ascent by: dominic7 on 2006-03-25 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Guess why we were here? CC looked like the BQE. This was an awesome route though! Last pitch is a blind run-out (so Jes led it).

Added: 2006-03-25

Onsight Onsight ascent by: vegastradguy on 2005-10-15 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Good route- thanks to the ASCA for rebolting it!

Witnessed by: larryd
Added: 2005-10-15