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West Side Story - A3

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Double set of cams, loweballs, tricams, tie offs
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9 A2+
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 2.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


A great climb, good exposure. Someone needs to fix anchors, some are pretty munge. Do not hammer either, the entire route goes clean w/out too much trickery.

Submitted by: jderekforrester on 2005-09-06
Views: 740
Route ID: 69451

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.9 A2+
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: HayleyA on 2011-11-20 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Team Effort on Cottontail

I led only the first pitch, and then a couple after the saddle, exciting, but muddy. Clean with a nut tool before making placements to scrape away mud layer; prepare yourself for traversing, bulgy moves and breaking rock. Recommend goggles and helmet

Added: 2012-11-20

Onsight Onsight ascent by: mpick on 2006-06-13 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

This is what my partner had to say because I hate writing these damn things: "We did this route last week. We set off expecting to fix the first few pitches and then finish it the next day. but we got to the saddle and it was only 10:30, so we did it in a day. The route was pretty chill, nothing too hard and no pitches too time consuming.
-We did get off route on the last pitch and climbed a crack that was to the left of the route, don't do this; it was not fun.
-We also combined pitches 8 and 9 (with a 60 m rope) which was nice.
-We rappeled the route with one fixed rope on pitch 6 and half of pitch 7 with one 60 meter. It was fine and would have been even easier if we did not have a small haul bag with us.
-We left the car with light, got back with light, and did not rush. It is deffinetly not a grade 6 like one of the guide books we looked at said.
-An extra bolt on the anchors is not a bad idea. The anchor on top has only a drilled pin and a bolt(with a nut as a hanger) there was a inch long 1/4" that we pulled out with our fingers. You would be fine with out a bolt kit but it might be a good idea to bring one."

Witnessed by: Ben Kiessel
Added: 2006-06-13