The crux of this route is the deceptively slick traverse, exiting left, from the roof after climbing up a dihedral crack.
Note: Please make it a point to lead this climb on your next visit to Mission Gorge and comment on the suggested grade. I thought the traverse was a bit too slick for 5.9
Standard rack. Two bolt anchor.
|Comments on Exit Stage Left
Oct 4, 2008
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a
makes you work for it but still felt like 5.9 to me, maybe 5.9+ tops.
From: San Diego, CA
Feb 21, 2009
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
agreed the traverse is slick, but getting out from under the roof was even harder.
Aug 9, 2011
i think this route feels safer to lead than to follow. very slippery feet on traverse and also hard to read. and did i mention reachy. this is one of those routes i love but wonder why. hint, don't place any cams in the leftmost pockets. you need it for your hand.