This is the left-most route. Some people whine about its existence, but what else are you going to do, drive farther? The crux is getting off the ground with scary ground fall potential.
BETA PHOTO: A good view of the short dyno about 3/4 of the way...
|By Dave Wachter|
May 25, 2008
Actually harder than the route just to the right (especially the start, which is NEVER 5.9+), and much poorer quality. Best to skip it.
Sep 26, 2008
yah, this route is FAR more difficult than the one next to it...the start is a 10 move for sure. and the top is DIRTY DIRTY. but it was pretty scary and sketchy so i generally enjoyed it.
|By Nick Manke|
From: Edgewood, NM
Oct 28, 2008
The start to this one will take you by surprise. Like others I'd say this move is more challenging than any of the moves on the area favorite just to the right.
From: Albuquerque, NM
Jun 1, 2009
Not reccommended. Dirty, slopey and often full of water. First time I did it I thought it was supposed to be a 5.8. It is NOT a 5.8.
|By Jarred Cleerdin|
Jun 10, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Its worth running up. Good foot work will make the starting moves static and feel about 5.9 if your throwing for that first good hold a couple feet up from the lip you are probably not being very creative with your side pulls and footwork.
|By Aaron James|
4 days ago
It looks like Somebody carved out a hold for the crux start. Now rather than a crappy 5.9+, I'd say its a crappy 5.8+. If your gf can't do a move, just pull her past it.