|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 40'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]|
|FA:||Paul Van Betten|
|Submitted By:||Gary Savage on Feb 2, 2007|
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Apr 3, 2007
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
|Good route, though a little hairy at the bottom where there's no real pro to speak of (I think I got a poor nut placement and a blue? alien in before the first bolt) - though quite a fun route in the end. The book rates the climb as a 5.12a, but I think it fits better in the 5.11 range. It definately is a little pumpy towards the top, but is quite the fun line and a beautiful climb. Also, just FYI, the first bolt is starting to lose a little of the sandstone around it, though I expect it to still be good for some time.|
By Rob Fielding
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 5, 2012
Always enjoyable to see the old school climbers tearing it up back in the day. Ground up, bold, and Beautiful. Not to be taken lightly.
The first bolt is 30-40 feet up. Marginal gear to that point. RP's and a 0.5-1" in a flaring crack that might hold. The moves getting to the 1st bolt are in the 11- range.