|Type:||Sport, 1 pitch, 70'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]|
|FA:||David Coleman, Kenny Campbell|
|Submitted By:||ziggy on Oct 8, 2009|
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From: Fort Collins, CO
Oct 20, 2011
|In the horizontal section there are tons of ways to use footwork to take the weight off your arms. Keep an eye out for heel and toe hooks. I also found it useful to spin 180 degrees at certain points in order to use better feet. Excellent route!|
From: Raleigh, NC
Jun 3, 2013
There is now a fixed draw on bolt 4, so you only need to take 2 draws. All fixed draws are now ultra-bomber steel cables.
Technicalities out of the way, this route is as fun as fun gets. It is hard to believe how steep the thing is until you're up under it. The overhanging section is sustained and thuggy, and the roof section is just a matter of hanging on to huge jugs and working your feet before the pump clock runs out.
Absolutely stellar route that immediately jumped to the top of my list of favorite sport routes.
By Danny Hupp
From: Nashville, TN
Apr 21, 2014
|If you can get to the break, there's a really good arm-bar rest. Also, if you're pumped trying to clip the chains, throw in a hand-jam to take the weight off of your fingers, which will no doubt be tired.|