|By Brian Treanor|
Nov 11, 2012
I think your red line for Urban Struggle is off. The original route busts directly right after the fourth (?) bolt, which is after the crux and next to the three good pockets in a vertical line on top of each other. You'll notice the older (rusty, slightly protruding) both out there and up right where the route goes. I was out there yesterday and noticed a good deal of chalk going straight up from those pockets, along the line of your red line in the photo. This, however, avoids another (not-insignificant) mini-crux moving right from the aforementioned pockets, and would seem to make the route a bit easier than the stated grade. No big deal, of course. Just a bit of historical information on where the route goes/went. Consider the alternate path (straight up, staying left on the better holds) a new sequence that downgrades the route, a new variation that establishes a different route, the "real route," or whatever, as long as you have fun.