Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Faint's Roof
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Blood and Pus TR 
Cell Phones and Fast Food T,TR 
Dragon, The TR 
Face the Notch T,TR 
Face the Roof TR 
Faints roof T 
In Your Face T,TR 
Ounce of Perception T,TR 
Pound of Obscure T,TR 
Unsorted Routes:

Ounce of Perception 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13 [details]
FA: 
Page Views: 2,062
Submitted By: jim-c on Sep 22, 2010

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (9)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Good Overall View of the right side of Faint's Roo...

Description 

Fun climb. Lots of crimps and thin ledges to start. Nice big jugs higher up. Footing is tougher - hard to smear due to the rock being so weathered and smooth. Good route to throw in some finger and fist jams, heel hooks and the like. You can also climb to the roof area, traverse left and play around on the roof. It's a fun one to top out on.

Location 

Route is at Faints Roof area. Toss ropes over the roof, go down and around the trail to the left and back right to reach the belay area. Start to the right of the roof. Climb through overhangs to the right of the roof, up the face to the trees and finish on roof.

Protection 

Good trees at the top for anchoring topropes. They are a good distance from the edge, so bring long gear.


Photos of Ounce of Perception Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Below the first roof on Ounce of Perception
Below the first roof on Ounce of Perception
Rock Climbing Photo: At the first roof on Ounce of Perception
At the first roof on Ounce of Perception
Rock Climbing Photo: Easy finish above the two fun roofs!
Easy finish above the two fun roofs!
Rock Climbing Photo: Standing on the first roof, working on the second ...
Standing on the first roof, working on the second ...

Comments on Ounce of Perception Add Comment
Show which comments
By Andrew G
Sep 29, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

starts off with 3 successive roofs, each harder than the last, then an easy romp to the top. i thought it was a significant step up from black crack.
By NA8
Mar 13, 2016

I've lead the first roof and would agree strongly with the PG13 rating. I also found this route harder then Black Crack.

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!