Let Me Cry (or Unknown 5.8)
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BETA PHOTO: Let Me Cry.
We just did the first pitch of this to kill time until Two Jews Blues was free.... I'm not even sure is this is Let Me Cry? The old topo I have shows it going up the filthy, brush-filled crack to the right of this.
We saw bolts and figured WTH. We thought it might be just another "modern" bolt line. I soon realized this was old school. The runout between bolts was the first clue. The exfoliating crux runout to the 2nd bolt was a dead giveaway that this was drilled on lead a long time ago. The excitement builds as you see that the 3rd bolt is an ancient piece of garbage. Finally, you grab the flake and can place a much needed piece of gear. Now you are safe, but it doesn't really matter since the climbing is easy up to the anchor. Not the greatest looking anchor bolts, but at least there are 3 and they held our weight....
We did not continue, but I believe the 2nd pitch heads up the crack above that arches right. At the end of this crack, you can step over left below the big overlap. Follow the path of least resistance up the obvious slab that breaches the overlap (5.9- no gear?) Head up a wide dirty crack. Looks like you can reach the anchor atop P2 of Two Jews Blues to get down.
A little ways left of Two Jews Blues, look for some bolts leading up a slab to a left-facing flake.
First pitch: 3 bolts and a couple small pieces (small nut, a C4 green or smaller).
|Photos of Let Me Cry (or Unknown 5.8) Slideshow
Cindy warming up the calves for a nice day of slab...
Nice selection of crappy bolts.
|Comments on Let Me Cry (or Unknown 5.8)
|By Cindy Mitchell|
Jul 29, 2011
Nice lead, Mark. Seems like every hold crumbled in my hands. The runout between bolt 1 and 2 is scary. Don't fall here.
|By Alex A|
Aug 10, 2011
Glad I did not do this climb, that day you and Cindy did it, (nice lead). This one looked like it would easy slab climbing, not! but runout.
|By Jay Eggleston|
May 16, 2012
This is an unknown 5.8 in the new Haas guidebook. "Let Me Cry" goes up a crack to the right with no bolts on the first pitch.
|By Princess Mia|
Jun 24, 2012
Yeah, I think pitch one of Let Me Cry is the crack immediately to the left of Two Jews. It looks like an awesome line, but it is full of bushes. If cleaned, it would surely increase in popularity.
The unnamed 5.8 is pretty fun but is very spicy between bolts one and two. The anchor is fine. We replaced the webbing and left a biner.