|Type:||Trad, 3 pitches, 350'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]|
|Submitted By:||Andrew Carson on Jan 9, 2009|
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By Tom Fralich
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jan 23, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
|A good option for reaching routes on the Upper Slab for those who've done Beulah's and Johnny Vegas already. Pro is there where you need it. I used two #4's.|
By Sherri Lewis
From: Sequim, WA
Mar 19, 2013
P1 is full-value with beautiful rock and many moves at the grade. Tenuous stemming and cryptic roof cruxes definitely hold your attention. We took doubles to #4 and probably could have gotten by with a single #4 as there are smaller cracks on the sides which can be used instead. If you only take a single, save it for the beginning of the crux. I would have loved to get another piece in the middle of the 10-12ft crux section but didn't see another placement opportunity until the business was over. Not sure if a #5 could have gone in there somewhere.
We belayed on the first comfy ledge above the end of the chimney slot and broke the climb into three pitches. That first belay takes #2's and #3's.