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Girls Named Sue T 
Half Crack T,TR 
Has Been T,TR 
High Life, The TR 
Mammalary Magic T,TR 
One-Upper T,TR 
Out There TR 
Pacific Ocean Wall TR 
Ptooey T 
Sepsen Wall T,TR 
Seven Seas TR 
Sherlocked T,TR 
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Tarantula T 
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Uberschmidt TR 
Wave Mechanics TR 
Wobbly Dihedral T 

Out There 

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

   
Type:  TR, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: TR: Alex Andrews. First Lead: John Knoernschild
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Submitted By: Pete Arndt on Aug 20, 2005

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Long face to the right of "Curving Crack" and "Deceptive". Can view a photo by finding "Curving Crack" on this sight.Tricky start and equally tricky top out. In between for my money one of the best face climbs for its grade at the Lake.Put some bolts on it and it becomes Jackson Falls 5.10.

Protection 

Top Rope: Blaze Orange Slings


Photos of Out There Slideshow Add Photo
Curving Crack (8), Deceptive (9), and Out There (10)
BETA PHOTO: Curving Crack (8), Deceptive (9), and Out There (1...
Out There 5.9 <br /> <br />Goes straight up the middle of the photo.
BETA PHOTO: Out There 5.9 Goes straight up the middle of the ...
Last 2 pieces before the topout.  <br /> <br />Photo by: Paul Campbell
Last 2 pieces before the topout. Photo by: Paul ...
Skinny, lovin' it.
Skinny, lovin' it.
John Knoernschild high above his last piece. <br /> <br />Photo by: Paul Campbell
John Knoernschild high above his last piece. Phot...
Skinny, lovin' it way too much!
Skinny, lovin' it way too much!
John Knoernschild pulling through the crux of "Out There" 5.9 R <br /> <br />photo by: Paul Campbell
John Knoernschild pulling through the crux of &quo...
John Knoernschild topping out.  <br /> <br />Photo by: Paul Campbell
John Knoernschild topping out. Photo by: Paul Ca...

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By Anonymous Coward
Aug 23, 2005

Are the blaze orange slings a must on this one, even in off-season??
By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Campton, NH
Aug 23, 2005

Out There is possibly the best 5.9 face route at Sandstone, althouth the 5.9 start to Gargantua might be better. Oh, and there is the route left of Dancing Madly. OK, Out There is among the best 5.9 face routes at Sandstone. . .maybe.
By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Jun 11, 2008
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R

I climbed this at the end of October 2007 in a cold 35 degree day. I sent it 3 times. On the 3rd time, I slipped off a hold on top, tried to reach for a crimp to save myself with my right hand, jabbed my middle finger into the wall, broke it (didn't know that yet) and saved myself from the fall and finished up the climb. When I got back home, my finger really hurt. And it continued to hurt throughout the winter.
By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Jul 3, 2008
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R

FA ??
By Alex A
Jul 13, 2008

FA Alex Andrews in the 80's 2nd ascent Peter Cleveland,
By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Aug 29, 2008
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R

Thx Alex!
By Paul Campbell
From: Waukesha, WI
Oct 20, 2008
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This climb is overlooked way to much! Get on it!
By Tradoholic
Jul 3, 2009

Preemptive "congrats!" to John K.

This climb is four stars, good moves all the way...except for the sandbagger direct start.
By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Jul 4, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R

Thx Nick. It felt great to finally lead this thing. I'd been thinking about it since last season. Thx for the belay as well. And the direct start is the only way to do this thing. Don't use that crack to get to it, just use small crimps on the face.
By Tradoholic
Jul 6, 2009

I jumped on this after John, the gear is tricky on suspect rock, hence a definite "R" rating. Put your lead hat on tight!
By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
Jul 9, 2014

J. Mascis on skis ripping the opening shred may in fact be better than John K. leading this rig.

By Burt Lindquist
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Jul 10, 2014

J Mascis has an up-coming High Noon Saloon show scheduled. Don't forget your ear plugs. His shows and especially the Dino Jr shows I have been too are THE LOUDEST show I have ever attended anywhere. To be fair to John he didn't have a guitar slung on his rack and especially no hovering helicopter.