|Type:||Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]|
|FA:||Unknown . I climbed it first in 2009 - Please let me know!|
|Submitted By:||Nick Janssen on Oct 10, 2011|
|No longer private property. See below.|
|Comments on Mark it Zero!||Add Comment|
|Show which comments —
From: Janesville, WI
1 day ago
|I climbed this on toprope in 1986. My partner David Abrahamson was attending college with me at UW Platteville and had a great idea to do this with a 50 meter rope. I was pumped because I had new Fire rock shoes and wanted to get 'em smeared up. I met Dave on a gorgeous fall day and he had the toprope set............only one problem: Rope was too short. We tied my rope to his and away I went. Right at the crux pull, Dave informs me he has to undo his belay to bypass the rope connection in the belay device....I was scared sh..less. Refastened, I kicked my right leg up above 2nd roof and amazed myself that I tried that move. Mounting the roof I prayed it would not peal from the main face and I completed the easy scramble to the top. To this day it looks like some large rocks could peel from this face....Be cautious. Keep belayer well to the side.|
By Nick Janssen
20 hours ago
That is quite a story! Thank you so much for sharing.
I have seen some sizable chunks come off this climb. Setting a rope up was always very interesting.
Would you agree with the 5.9 rating? That second roof is pretty delicate...maybe 10a.
I do miss Castle Rock. Gorgeous views of the land and never any climbing pressure!