Reach of Faith
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The historic "original" difficulty grade is 5.7-
The historic route description was:
"Climb left to first clip ... straight up to left of “drill strike” through a left facing corner system to a 2’ overhang with a left facing corner capped by a large 3’ overhang. up the corner to a stem ... reaching with faith to the bucket in heaven. Up to three oaks over lip. A lay back right to a “hip scum” with a stem makes this a piece of cake that many a cadet fails to eat."
. (between "Clearwater" and "Drill Strike")
The historic Start description was:
"Start just right of the north most oak tree and go diagonally left up to first ring bolt."
Bolts -- Years ago there were 8 bolts, but I have not checked to see of that count is still accurate.
Some of the bolts appeared suspect as of 2011 -- see Comments below.
Nov 7, 2012
I remember when Karl + I climbed this around November 2011, at least one of the bolts seemed rather old in style -- and fairly rusty.
Some of the moves are tricky and intimidating (and to me felt harder than 5.7), so might want to check in advance if those bolts have been replaced, or have a contingency plan in case you find when you get up there that you don't want to trust them to hold a fall.
By louis l
Aug 24, 2013
Good fun climb and a nice 5.6 on this wall. The reach they speak of is a good test, but taller people will just grab it without having to go for it.
Bolts looked old and rusted but seemed solid, unlike all the other new ones on this wall