Center Face sits on the south facing slabby wall and starts at the bottom, center section of rock, just left of a tree. Thin face moves up and right gain you to steeper rock where there is one bolt. Move up and right past bolt to easier climbing to the top. Fun climbing for the moderate level climber and variations to the left can increase the difficulty by a grade or so.
Although this south face would make excellent moderate leads, there is only one bolt midway up. If you are tempted to lead this, be careful as this bolt is a teaser and you may find yourself quickly high off the ground, with no gear, and a few scary down climbing moves to get off. Believe me... Bring long slings to set up a proper toprope.
Risley just above crux at the only bolt on climb.
Looking down on Risley on variation just left of C...
Feb 4, 2004
As mentioned above, It would be a very tricky climb to the first bolt. Otherwise, this was a fun climb but, not too difficult. It is at least one grade harder to the left, basically sraight up the center. A very fingery and thin climb which entailed more technical foot work as the the finger holds proved more crucial to balance than for pulling your self up. Climbed this route a few times, was far smoother on second ascent.
|By Lukasz Fidkowski|
Jul 12, 2004
From the ground it looked like getting to the bolt would be easy, but it was definitely more scary higher up, especially for a beginner like me. I made it to the bolt only because I couldn't downclimb on the slab. On the other hand, the route felt much easier on toprope. The chimney is the safer way to get to the top to set up an anchor.
|By kevin deweese|
From: Oakland, Ca
Mar 4, 2007
looks a lot easier from the base of the route. tried to freesolo it with a pack on and my aproach shoes. Scariest 20 minutes of my life.
|By Brian Snider|
Jul 26, 2010
Great route for beginners to learn foot work and smearing also a fun climb for a novice with lots of variations to test your friction moves. Chimney to the top is the safest but may be tough for a large climber as it is a tight squeeze. Long slings 50'+ to build an anchor off the boulders. Rap from tree or bushes.