|Consensus:||YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]|
|Submitted By:||Doug Hemken on Oct 23, 2007|
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By Burt Lindquist
From: Madison, WI
Apr 19, 2009
|Wow! Got on the sharp end on this this weekend past but had to swerve off at the crux. Felt like 10+ on the second try. Sheesch! Tricky and devious to say the least.. there is good gear but to let go and place calls for a serious pump for the grade. Beautiful!|
Jul 27, 2009
|I also bailed off the crux to the left. I went up with only a set of nuts but if I had a small cam it would have been well protectable, the nuts went in but were crap.|
By Josh Knapp
From: East Troy, Wisconsin
Nov 21, 2011
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
|Ha! My story is the same! Went for the onsight, got a decent #1C3 just before the crux, but it wasn't enough to climb above not knowing what lies ahead......so I bailed left also. After a tough OS on TR I was glad I didn't go for it! 10+ sounds about right.|
By Dunbar Carpenter
From: Albuquerque, NM
Oct 10, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
The crux of this route, the very last move, is definitely height-dependent. I was able to statically grab the top edge from a precarious but okay position below, but others would have to make a much trickier move to reach. I'll give it 5.9+ - it was probably more of a 9 for me, but definitely harder for someone shorter.
I lead this after a TR. The whole route actually has good protection, including the top, it's just tricky to get stuff in the last 10 ft because its a small crack and the stance you get is balancy and a bit strenuous.
Really fun route, including the bottom.