|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 150'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]|
|FA:||Bill Wright and Mark Oveson|
|Submitted By:||Mark Oveson on Aug 26, 2005|
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Aug 29, 2010
|I wanted to emphasize the presence of loose rock on this one. We tried the documented route (climber's left) and also the gash in the middle of the formation and decided to back off after I kicked off a giant block. Be careful - this thing is a chosspile!|
By Eric Klammer
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 2, 2013
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
Originally the plan was to lead up and then lead back down, therefore leaving nothing behind. Upon leading up and discovering the true horror of the rock quality, we decided to build an anchor and (very carefully) rappel off. As of today, there is a new anchor to replace the shredded tat that we found on top, a sturdy rock pinch with new webbing.
And as mentioned elsewhere, be VERY cautious both leading and belaying this climb! Enough cannot be said about the dismal rock quality....