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Fun route easy beginning the crux is in the middle where it smooths out a little and the hands are up high and to the left. The roof is fun and offers just a little exposure. Perfect climb for beginners. Look out for the tree branches when you rap off.
Once down in the Lower Falls area look to your left (west) you will see a large oak tree. the climb is under the oak tree (think ALL day shade) The route follows the obvious crack to the roof in the middle of the formation. there is a bolted sport route just to the right (east)
Small nuts and cams (1/2" to 2"), 2 bolts with rings at the top.
BETA PHOTO: Looking up at the roof from the base of Frankincen...
|By C Miller|
Feb 25, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
The name of this route is Frankincense and it was probably first done by Brandon Thau around 1996 or so; the Mother Rock Guide to Frustration Creek (1998) includes this route.
|By Isaac T.|
From: Rockville, MD
Jan 7, 2011
Oh I figured as much. Thank you for clarifying Chris.
|By Carlos Andres Baron|
Feb 3, 2011
fun and varied route. the pro can be a little interesting when the cracks get full of dirt
|By cameron hollett|
Jan 5, 2013
Awesome climb. My first trad climb, definitely would do again. After 2nd piece of pro it gets slabby. Near end of route was fun with a small section of hand crack.