|Type:||Sport, 1 pitch|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]|
|FA:||Dick Holmes and Jack Harvey|
|Submitted By:||Steve Marr on Sep 16, 2006|
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By ben bryan
From: Wichita Falls, TX
Oct 28, 2009
|Great Route. If you want extra pro for the start you can get a cam in the left facing groove.|
By marc rosenthal
From: San Antonio, TX
Jan 31, 2012
|The crux is at the second bolt, but these moves are well protected by the first bolt. Many climbers follow the left-facing series of flakes out right but if you fall here you are in for a bad little swing. The first bolt protects moving straight up the slab on edges and crystals. If you fall here, the drop is straight down the slab and a lot less risky than a pendulum.|
Apr 30, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Good Route - Fun, delicate moves. Just the right amount of pro (gear/bolts) to make this feel "real" but not run out. A good intro into harder face/slab climbs without being a horror show. Get on it!
Not sure this deserves the "5.9+" rating. 9+ is kind of a "special" grade reserved for old school climbs that are more than likely a sandbag. It's 5.9
There a TWO sets of anchors available at the top. A set to the left with QLs on it and a set of Fixe Ring Anchors up higher and right (above the ledge on the boulder). It's 40m down from the FIXE RING ANCHORS to the GROUND right of the Ripple Start (base of Ambulance Blues etc).
By Tommy G.
From: Killeen, Texas
Sep 30, 2014
|No real need to place gear low (unless you're really feeling the butterflies I guess). I was psyched on the semi-desperate moves through the inital two bolts, but wish it didn't ease up quite so much above. I was just right of the first bolt as I moved up and over to the second. That felt natural. Very well protected by any standard.|