Lean Years is the first route just to the left of the large boulder. It is a good lesson in delicate face climbing. The holds are small, and a sneeze or a light breeze could knock you off. Getting off the ground is the crux. Some call the first move 5.11d, but it is basically just a boulder problem start at V3/V4. Try this to improve your footwork, as the angle is very low.
5 quickdraws for bolts. Fixed anchors. The route is very short and well protected.
|By Chris treggE|
From: Madison, WI
Sep 7, 2009
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Yeah we thought 11a was somewhat sandbagged with the direct start. Fun route, good lesson in delicate face climbing indeed.