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Starting the climb would be the crux although i don't think that this is a true 5.10b, the rating seems a little soft, oh well. Just don't fall after the first bolt before placing your next piece, ground out.
Start onto thin face 6 feet right of varicose, rappel off east side.
1 bolt, small pro to .75, eyebolt/backup bolt belay.
CM moving into the crux section
Stepping up on extremely thin holds to get to the ...
CM moving up to reach the much easier upper portio...
From: Arvada, CO
Jan 19, 2007
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b PG13
Greg, I would have to agree, I lead this route and did several hangs at the first bolt. Although myself and the two other people I were with said that the numb fingers from climbing in the cold made it feel like 10d. So we say 10c with warm fingers, 10d rating= numb fingers. Yellow alien fits ok for next piece near the polished melonhead hold.