|Right of the Escalator
This climb follows a prominent right-facing arch. A large flake has fallen off, and is standing on edge at the base of the route. This is the "axe." A difficult, unprotected undercling start leads to hand jamming and then face climbing. If you can handle the start, this is a fairly nice route. Rappel from the top.
|By Ryan Strickland|
From: Idyllwild, CA
Apr 24, 2011
I disagree with the "R" rating. One can place a small cam right from the start to protect the move onto the "axe".
From: his mind
Jul 13, 2013
One could simply forego all gear placements.