|Consensus:||YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]|
|FA:||Paul Davidson, Jim Haisley (late 70's)|
|Submitted By:||Joe Lee on Sep 5, 2007|
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By Larry Coats
Sep 5, 2007
|FA: Paul Davidson, Jim Haisley (late 70's). Sintisa means "without chalk"- reflecting the local ethic of the day. The route can be started from directly below with a few carefully placed pieces of micro-gear.|
By David Arthur Sampson
Jun 25, 2008
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
|Nice climb. I liked the finger crack for Gambit. The left crack looks dirty and dicy. I don't think the climb gets much traffic at all. And, the cactus (at the top) is a challenge, but avoidabe if one is careful. The flake didn't bother me, although I tried to avoid it.|
By Paul Davidson
Nov 7, 2008
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
According to my notes, first ascent was Paul Davidson w/ Steve Grossman and John Fleming. Notes called it out at 5.10.
Since Gambit, Stalemate and Hidden Hollow are all 5.10, I'd imagine this one is also.
Another little gem in the Gambit area.
Everything from Hidden Hollow over to CrackN'Up are quite good.
The lower slab on this is really fun if you get the good small gear.
We climbed the route pretty much straight up as an independent line but like many things at the Overlook, there are a number of alternative ways to gain that upper headwall.