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Moby Dick - 5.12a

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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure (Not Rated)
  Rock Quality (Not Rated)
  Scenery (Not Rated)
  Fun Factor (Not Rated)


West Face
FA by Russell Hooper, Marcus Garcia, and Terry Andrews. Bolted by Terry. Located in a small dihedral system on the south end of the west face - Start in the easy dihedral and place gear for pro, then move left and follow bolts up and then over an overhang to the top of the cliff and anchors. Direct start has one bolt and has been done two ways! One way is to start a few feet left of the bolt and to climb the arching crack, clip the bolt, then head up (Marcus). The other way is to start a few feet right of the bolt and face climb up to the bolt and then up (Terry). Both about 12c.

Submitted by: okieterry on 2005-09-06
Views: 1179
Route ID: 17490

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.12b
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: okieterry on 1991-07-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars with purple hair guy from sante fe gym

got the top with the original crack start. then later got the direct hard start by itself (didn't link with top). top roped this climb a lot before i put the bolts in! broken holds at the top has made this climb harder than before i bolted it!!

Added: 2007-01-20

Red Point Red Point ascent by: jimmyray on 2006-10-31 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Notes: Some holds may have degraded at the crux exit bulge? Seems a lot harder than .12a? Still a fun route to do at 5.11 / A0... though I'm going to get that crux yet!

Added: 2006-10-31