Iron, Bone, Steel
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From the bolt belay, face climb up anthen wake a tricky travers left by a bolt (crux) then up towards a left leaning handcrack that leads to the canyon rim. The final hand crack is awkward and somewhat strenuous, anms well as being poorly protected due to somewhat broken rock. I found the crack exit harder than the "crux" step-across.
Use same rappel anchor as Greystoke, but rap into the canyon proper and not the alcove for Greystoke. Rap to a ledge (sloper!) with a single bolt belay anchor. The route lies about 20 feet right (East) from Greystoke.
Light rack with emphasis on RPs, some smaller wires, and cams to 2". Protection is "sparse."
|Comments on Iron, Bone, Steel
|By Rodger Raubach|
Mar 27, 2011
Rather than contaminate the route description with my personal opinion of this climb, heres my "comment." : I really didn't enjoy this climb, although it may be worth doing. It is just barely "one star." I almost gave it the "bomb," but didn't think that would be fair to the first ascent party. The face climbing is decent, but the final hand crack is grungy.