False Alarm Jam is on the east side of Rainy Wednesday Tower. Climb up ledges to the obvious, steep crack. Jam the crack with good jams to get over up to a nice ledge. Ascend the final face to the top.
Standard rack with some large stuff. Very well-protected.
Sweet, longer climb which sucks pro off your rack and rewards the leader with moderate exposure. Typically not crowed and somewhat isolated from the usual crowds on the East Rampart. An infinately better way to the top of the East Rampart than one of the established trails.
By Andy Hansen From: Longmont, Colorado May 23, 2010 rating: 5.64c14V12S 4b
This climb shut me down today on lead. I could not mentally get through the crack. I retreated but will someday come back for a victorious run on this aesthetic crack.
I hear you Andy, I'm a relatively new leader and I led this back in the spring. I felt it was very committing but just had to tell myself that I can climb 5.7 on top-rope no problem. I just ran-out the crux, which probably wasn't the best idea either. I look forward to getting back on it. Doesn't the book rate this as 5.6?
By Andy Hansen From: Longmont, Colorado Oct 12, 2010 rating: 5.64c14V12S 4b
Yeah, the book does rate this at 5.6. The problem for me was that it was my last climb of the day and I was fairly exhausted. Rich, how do you suppose this is a PG13 rated climb? It protects well up to the crux, through the crux and after...