|Foothill Crag ("The Foot")
Fun route, although a bit of a one-move wonder (and many beginners' first 5.10 TR). The crux of the route is leaving the obvious hole. High step with your left foot and simply stand up. Use a decent crimp for the right hand.
From atop the hole, 5.9+ face climbing leads up and left, to the top.
According to the Tucker/Steele guidebook, Reese Martin put this route up as a roped-solo and nearly met his end while doing so--Martin peeled off the route in a head-first fall and was stopped by his self belay just inches above the ground.
Two lead bolts. Fixed anchors with chains on top.
This is a very serious lead, despite the relative ease of the route for its grade.
Nicole pulls the crux of From the Ashes, at the Fo...
|Comments on From the Ashes
|By Alex Bury|
From: Ojai, CA
May 23, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b R
Done ground up.