|Piedra River - Lower West
The crux is on the arete. From a handmatch in the eye feature, pull onto arete to find a mixed bag of crimps, pockets, and slopers. Finish up slab to shared anchor with Hollow Excuse. It is good, clean air if you blow the crux.
I & Eye is the obvious arete left of Van Gogh's.
7 bolts to chains. The last bolt is shared with Hollow Excuse.
Jason Halladay at the second bolt, near the "eye."...
Sep 20, 2011
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
This is a superb route that gets little traffic. Keep climbing through the crux until you find the jug to clip from. I've taken the fall, the air doesn't hurt.
|By Jason Halladay|
From: Los Alamos, NM
Oct 2, 2011
rating: 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
I'm always amazed at natural, cool, unique features on routes such as the "eye" hole on this route. Tricky, fun and sustained arÍte climbing make for a great line.
Jun 22, 2013
Having climbed this many times, the route IMO deserves more attention.
As Pullhard said, it is a great route.