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This climb is fun and fast, the 2nd bolt is a tough one to clip.
Pain does sometimes equal pleasure.
This route is on the left-side, east face. One of two bolted lines.
6QD's for 4 bolts and two chains
BETA PHOTO: Fin like wall
BETA PHOTO: top rope possible but sketchy
Todd on the 2nd bolt , the crux
|Comments on Itchy Stitches
|By Todd Hunt|
Jul 3, 2009
After careful review and some 5.10+ climbing , I do believe this climb is way harder than a simple 5.9
|By Kurt Howes|
Nov 6, 2010
I just did these three routes for the third time and agree that they're all a titch more difficult than 5.9. I think 10.a is fair. A nice area for sun exposure on cool mornings. Somewhat sharp but pleasurable enough.
|By Tristan Higbee|
Apr 16, 2012
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
When I climbed the route today there was a quick link on one bolt and nothing on other other. I added a chain link to the quick link and a quick link and chain to the other bolt, so now you can easily rap or lower off of the route. The route to the left also shares these anchors, and it's easy enough to traverse over to these anchors from the route to the right.
I felt like this was the hardest and best route on the wall. You really need to look around for the holds, but it's a fun little climb.