|Smooth Sole Wall - Right Side
A flake (5.8) near the bottom is a bit loose, but the rock on the rest of this face climb is excellent. The climbing up the initial flake is poorly protected. The crux move is right by a bolt. Higher up is a very runout 5.9 move, where a fall would be serious. The ledge at the top has a bolted anchor at its left end, allowing a 90 foot rappel back to the ground. This climb is in the sun all day.
2 bolts, a fixed pin, and gear to 3" for the belay
|By Bruce Diffenbaugh|
Feb 17, 2008
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Here again if the leader is climbing at this grade the so called unprotected moves above crux should be no problem.Bolts were placed on the lead where there was a stance to drill in good alpine style.
From: Visalia, Ca.
May 2, 2008
VERY CLASSIC ROUTE. One of the best at Suicide. Can't believe the rating of 2 stars. It has one of the best finishes at the rock.