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Earth stand-starts on the obvious holds at chest level. Climb through series of good holds and pockets and into the initial crux. At the midway ledge rest it up and prep yourself for the committing, no going back, second half. True crux is above the Midway Ledge.
Earth climbs the large and intimidating face downstream of the Trailer Park just before The "Pictograph" Cave
Pads will protect the first half to the midway ledge, a fall from above is not recommended.
Start of true crux while entering the no-fall zone
Important to know where your holds are....
First accent of Earth
Starting up the FA of Earth
|By Richard Fernandez|
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Oct 15, 2012
Nice work Jeffrey! Line looks bold!
Oct 22, 2012
Just a quick historical comment. Pretty sure I did this problem many, many years ago if it is the one with softball sized river rocks in the landing zone and an undercut alcove at the bottom...?
|By J. Snyder|
From: Flagstaff, Arizona
Oct 27, 2012
I dont think that you are describing this particular climb. Landing is flat and far away from the river bed, it also does not climb from a alcove. I also removed some choss and bloc that would not survived an earlier accent, it would have been a scary adventure prior to cleaning...