Shoes of the Fisherman
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Although SOTF gets the same grade as Wartley's Revenge, its neighbor to the left, the climbing is much more physically demanding.
Initially, the overhanging crack can be jammed with hands / fists but after deciphering the bulging crux the crack tapers to thin hands / fingers and remains demanding until close to the anchor.
If the pigeon guano down low and loose rock just underneath the anchor was absent this would be a 3 star route.
Stoppers and cams to 3" provide solid protection. Take doubles of .75" - 2" cams. Bolted rappel anchor at the top of the first pitch.
Making slightly awkward moves into and out of the ...
|Comments on Shoes of the Fisherman
From: Sacramento, CA
Feb 7, 2006
A fun climb that should get more attention. The birdshit in this route is horrendous but the climbing is great.