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This ascends a short, crimpy wall with a long reach off an undercling. It is fun climbing--many will feel it to be easier than advertised, but others will be put off by the size of the holds. Do it in July if it still feels too easy.
4 bolts. If you fall off close to the second bolt, you could hit the big ledge below.
|By Peter Beal|
From: Boulder Colorado
Jul 30, 2001
Call me a coward but after redpointing this the first time, I have always done it with the first 3 clipped. I advise anyone trying it to have a very attentive belayer as the ledge looks unfriendly.
|By Peter Franzen|
From: Phoenix, AZ
Aug 10, 2001
First off, this route spanked me. The first couple sequences are very tough (5.13 for sure), and they spit me off repeatedly. My one piece of advice for this route is to bring a stick-clip. Unless you are comfortable clipping off of tiny .13 crimps with bad feet it'll be pretty scary.
From: Arvada, CO
Sep 25, 2012
I don't think any of the clips are particularly tough or dangerous. At 5'9", I can get the first two with my feet on the good blocks down low. You have jugs for the third and fourth bolts, and it's maybe 11+/12- climbing anyway. Not trying to be that internet tough guy but rather encourage people to try this one.
...now if I could just pull all the moves.
Edit: after finally putting this thing together, I would add that it's a very subtle route. Very slight changes in body position or momentum made the crux moves anywhere from impossible to very doable. I learned a lot on this one.
Oct 17, 2012
Fun and THIN. Enjoyable for a party trick of a route.
|By Jay Samuelson|
From: Denver CO
Jan 10, 2013
Cool little route, I kept thinking I would send it quick because it was so short and then spent plenty of time falling on a variety of different moves. Like Steve said, very subtle body positioning, the time I did it felt much easier than previous attempts; a slight shift in the hips made it all come together.
You don't need a stick clip for this one, you can clip the first two bolts from the first hold, and if you want you can clip up three from the second bolt.