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There is a low crux and a higher crux. The jugs are too much fun. It is better to clip a long sling to the second bolt. Additionally, it is useful for the belayer to have Tevas (standing in the stream is a better belay for the bottom bolts).
Look for the light and dark streaks a little right of the hard routes where the stream is narrow. One can step from a rock to a good shelf where the climb begins.
Bolts to anchor and chains. Rap the route but give the rope a good jerk to keep it out of the water.
Noah Monagle on Love Handles--photo by Zack Kane.
|By Jason Halladay|
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jun 29, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
Fun route and cool holds that will certainly get better as it cleans up. I added lowering biners to the chains. Hope that's cool, Karl.
|By Karl Kiser|
Jun 30, 2012
Thanks Jason, we did not have the exact lengths of chain. Enjoy the shady side.
|By Philip Schneberger|
Sep 16, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
Route gets better everytime i'm on it. Seems that there is two ways of going about it after the second bolt. Either stay on the light colored rock which is 9+ or head onto the black rock which is 9/9- in my opinion. Great route, thanks for setting it up!