Soft for the guidebook, I'd actually call it more of a 5.9 than 5.10a (but the guidebook says 10a and my partners disagree with my personal assessment). Mostly bolted, and interestingly so. This is a fun climb that can be a little heady, causes one to think a bit, and requires route-finding skills.
Follow the bolts to a blank section, traverse left over the arrete / right-facing corner and follow the line essentially straight to the chains.
Very near the right-most section of Hogwild, just up to the right of where the path meets the cliff.
Mostly bolted, but bring a couple of small to medium sized cams for the middle-upper section.
this route requires some thought
|By bob branscomb|
From: Lander, WY
Aug 11, 2009
Nice route...well done, Petch. I think if you'd done it a few times, it would seem like 5.9, but the first time up, it's a 10a.
|By Tommy L-D|
Mar 1, 2010
I remember there being some interesting movements/body positioning. Fun route.
|By C.J. Howard|
Sep 10, 2011
Definitely not 50 Ft. as posted above. Make sure you have a 60 and getting down will stretch the rope almost all the way.
|By Floyd Hayes|
Aug 15, 2012
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
It's about 90' and nearly runout with wild traverses out left onto the buttress up to 15' above a bolt (or more if you don't get in a cam or two between the 4th and 5th bolts). The crux is a funky mantel just above the first bolt--my partner and I both thought it was real hard for 5.10a. If you get above that you should be okay.
|By Jamie S.|
From: Gold River, CA
Jun 2, 2014
There are two ways to go at the crux, high or low. High is 10a, low is 5.9. There's probably a 10a move getting up to the crux however...I'd rate the whole climb 10a.