Funky opening moves into large corner and stacked overhangs.
P1 - Climb a left-facing flake to a ledge. 5.6, 50'
P2 - Continue up a wide corner to a belay stance below a roof. 5.7, 70'
P3 - Move up left to a notch in the roof; pull the roof and continue up and right to the tree ledge of My Route. 5.8+, 60'
P4 - Finish on the last pitch of My Route. 5.4, 40'
North side of Table Rock; starts on a ledge at the top of a gully about 200' right of Cave Route.
Standard Table Rock rack; some big gear is needed on P2.
The route's crux roof. Lots of fun and exposure.
P2's fun, easy, technical corner chimney.
From: Clemson, S.C.
Jun 8, 2009
If you can ignore the sandbag, this is the best multi at Table Rock. Each pitch is so unique with good pro. All of the pitches are exciting and worth doing. Much better than its neighbor White Lightning.
|By Coz Teplitz|
From: Watertown, MA
Jun 15, 2009
I disagree that this is better than White Lightning. Pitches 1 and 3 feature awkward, often dirty climbing, the last pitch is really just the last pitch of My Route, and, as you said, the crux move is way harder than 5.8, making the route inconsistent. White Lightning, to my mind, has interesting moves all the way until you start the traverse on P2, and has rock of generally better quality.
Acknowledging that every person will be attracted to different things in routes, I'll say this: if you climb 5.8, climb both and decide yourself.
Nov 17, 2009
good route. 1st pitch felt as hard as the second. Make sure you are up for the task before tackling the first pitch, definitely some no-fall zones up there (maybe not ground fall, but an ugly fall all the same). The fixed gear that protects the crux on pitch 3 seems sketchy, I would back it up.
May 2, 2011
Climbed 5/1/2011. Linked #1&2 easily with a 70m. Had a blast - each pitch seems stiff for it's grade. Fixed pin still in situ at p3 crux, but I wouldn't (didn't) bother clipping it. My fav route @ table so far.
From: Clemson, S.C.
Aug 29, 2011
You can also do the first pitch of On Misty's Edge (5.9 P1) to the P1 ledge of Second Stanza. This is a much more aesthetic start, but harder. Takes better pro than the normal P1. This starts just to the right of Second Stanza in a shallow left facing corner.
|By Rick Carpenter|
From: Banner Elk, NC
Aug 2, 2013
hahaha yeah this is not 5.8+! Still a fun-ish route, I'd start on mistys edge but why not finish on it as well. Second is a very fun lead w the direct start though.
|By Chris Massey|
Sep 21, 2013
Climbed White Lighting and Second Stanza back to back last weekend to see for myself. Both great routes, but for my money WL is the better of the two. SS would be better if it got a little more traffic to clean it up. Agree that crux move it at least 9+ or 10-. Clipped, pulled, hung, and then pulled thru.