|Right Hand Wall & Hairpin
Harder start to easy climbing. Belay on chossy ledge with great view. Second pitch is mostly easy with some harder moves near the top. It wouldn't be Hairpin without loose rock, and this route no exception. Be careful when belaying.
Lefthand route on the southwest face of Righthand Wall (directly opposite the climbs on Lefthand Wall). This wall gets sun almost all day. Hike up rocky gully to the right of the wall, then traverse left across some slabs (exposed) and follow trail to wall. Or hike up vegetation-choked gully to the left of the wall (less exposure, more thorns). The climbs are decent, the view is nice, and it's warm in the winter, so the approach is worth it.
Bolts & chains.
|By Joseph Stover|
From: Batesville, AR
Jan 19, 2008
These two routes are kinda funny, its almost like one route with two bolt lines! The start is definitely the cruxes, both routes(at least to the first set of anchors) seemed about the same rating, maybe 5.9/10a because of the start, other than that like 5.8. Many hollow sounding holds. The rock was a bit dirty in spots, but not too bad. The climbing is actually pretty fun easy moves except for the need to beware about how solid the holds are. I was kind of perplexed by the bolt next to the rap anchors, not that I have a problem with it. I couldn't figure out if that was the anchor for the first pitch of the 5.9 or I I should keep going, so I jsut stopped there. I suspect that the P1 anchors are a bit higher though.