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Merci Me is a fun face route that continues for two more pitches where Apron Strings ends. It's pretty runout (there are only eight bolts total for both pitches combined) but the climbing isn't that hard and most leaders that can climb Apron Strings should be fine.
Merci Me starts where Apron Strings ends. Two double rope rappels down the same route or using the anchor at the top of pitch one for Grey Matter will get you to the Flake Trail (I think one 70m rope might work but I'm not 100% on that, find out first!) From here you can scramble down the Flake Trail or do one more 60m rappel down Sense of Urgency to the ground.
Pitch one has three bolts to a two bolt anchor, pitch two has five bolts to a two bolt anchor.
Steven leading pitch two of Merci Me.
Negotiating the chain on the approach
pitch 1 --- too runout for me to want to lead!
belay at top of Pitch 1, and view of Pitch 2
pitch 2 is as scary as pitch 1!
Not quite to the first bolt.
|By Daryl Allan|
From: Sierra Vista, AZ
Jun 24, 2011
R - rated sport route?
|By Peter Spindloe|
From: North Vancouver, BC
Jun 24, 2011
Sport, in the sense that it's climbed with draws (although I place one cam on the second pitch). I agree that it really shouldn't be called a sport route any more than the slab horror shows on the Apron or Shannon Fall should be.
|By Matt Hoffmann|
Sep 26, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13
Very real runout on positive edges. Just keep breathing and it's all there.