Long kinda chossy face leads to handcrack. This route will be great once it cleans up.
|By Tom Helvie|
From: Bishop, CA
Dec 15, 2006
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Agreed this thing will be good if it cleans up, but I'm not too sure it ever will. Climbs like a vertical kitty litter box in its current state. Everyone should take one for the team and climb it to help clean it up.
|By Greg Barnes|
Dec 15, 2006
It's getting better than it was initially, but at this rate it will still be many years before it cleans up well. Head for the crack when you get near it, and you'll avoid some of the choss. Marty Lewis said it was the dirtiest thing he'd ever done in the Gorge, and considering he's done nearly every route here, that's saying a lot!
From: Oakland CA
Jan 6, 2007
Is this the crack that is just to the right of sendero luminoso?
|By Jonathan Howland|
May 24, 2007
Yes (to prev. comment). And if Marty's endowing SG with the status cited above isn't sufficient incentive for you, gornisht helfin (Yiddish -- for "nothing can help." Probably misspelled). I think it's a worthy route. (Have your belayer stand to the side and wear a helmet.)
|By Colonel Mustard|
From: Reno, NV
Jan 21, 2011
Despite debris on the top of a lot of the holds, I thought this climb was enjoyable. It's more tightly bolted than a lot of the neighboring Great Wall moderates, so make sure your belayer's wearing a helmet and go for it.
|By Howie Stern|
From: Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Dec 19, 2011
Still vertical kitty litter...One of the dirtiest routes I've done down there...
Oct 20, 2012
The guidebook calls the first part "crunchy"-- perfect description. Still lots of debris. Very enjoyable once you get to the crack.
|By Tyson W.|
From: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Nov 9, 2013
Maybe this thing is cleaning up a bit? The whole face still looks like junk, but it climbed pretty well, don't remember any obviously loose stuff.