The crux is the namesake of this route. A hard reach right to an undercling and slick foot smearing.
Second wall on left (after the cave), follows obvious central line.
toprope - sling the trees
On Pretzel at crux (Double Overhang to the left si...
Oct 22, 2009
I've known the route as Pretzel Face, I think of a guy with a pretzl face and laugh a few hours. Classic route, slot all your rp's if you wish to sink pro.
|By Gary Taylor|
Oct 25, 2009
We called the route which shares the same start as the Pretzel but angles left the "Pretzel Face" 5.10. The classic Pretzel angles slightly right.
|By Dave Goodell|
Aug 17, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
There are two side-by-side bolts in the vertical face at the top of this route for anchoring. If you're paranoid about using just two bolts for some reason, there's a third bolt on a horizontal rock face 3-4 feet back and a foot up from these two main bolts. Otherwise the third bolt plus a double-length sling makes a decent safety tether when climbing down to rig the main bolts for a top rope or a rappel down.