|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 70'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]|
|Submitted By:||Joseph DeGaetano on Aug 16, 2013|
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By Joseph DeGaetano
From: Fayetteville, WV
Sep 8, 2013
From the location of the bolt (which is too far right causing rope drag issues) I believe that the FA was done by climbing the initial corner to about 10 feet and instead of following the crack up and left (which seems like the most logical way to me and best protected way as well), he stepped right and moved up the delicate slab until he was able to drill the bolt (or perhaps he pre-placed the bolt on rappel). This method would be "R" rated and although it maybe not as physically tough, it is definitely more insecure and much more dangerous.
One option, if climbing it my way, is to not clip the bolt at all and instead rely on your last piece of gear in the crack while pulling the crux moves. This is not dangerous, nor is it ridiculous.
If only that bolt was moved 3 feet to the left.