Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Penstock Rock
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Castle Magic S 
Cement Overshoes S 
D.W.P. S 
Flashflood S 
Pumping Groundwater S 


YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Steve Schneider
Page Views: 1,285
Submitted By: Tom Helvie on Jul 21, 2006

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (20)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Not the best scenery, but one of the best routes i...


Incredible line straight up the center of the face. Follow small edges up to a slight traverse left to gain the flake. Layback up the flake and make a long, strenuous move back onto the face. Another hard move guards the finishing slab. Sustained. Try not to think about Bachar soloing it while your climbing.


9 quickdraws to mussy hooks

Comments on Flashflood Add Comment
Show which comments
By andy patterson
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Aug 16, 2010

I did think about Bachar soloing while I redpointed. It didn't help.

But I still redpointed!

Awesome route. A must-do.
By GhaMby
From: Heaven
Mar 3, 2014

This makes Darshan feel like 5.11

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!