This is the second route encountered as you head up to the little narrows. The crux is getting to the third bolt.
4 bolts to rap hangers
|Comments on Swiss Emmental
|By shelby m|
May 8, 2012
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c
watch out for the rock behined you once you get past 3rd bolt, decking opportunity if the belay leaves to much slack. If you bring a clip stick you can top rope this by hiking up the opposite side of the slot canyon where climb is located. Stays shady all day and gets a couple hours of afternoon sun towards the top of climb.
|By Drew Allred|
Jul 28, 2012
This is the first climb with modern bolts on the east side wall. It's also the first climb in a cluster of 3 climbs right before the canyon gets REALLY narrow. The climb before it is very old, with crappy petons for safety.
Anyway, there is a beautiful undercling static move to 3rd clip. Once I clipped, it was still really difficult for me to get over the little shelf. After you're up to the 3rd bolt though, the rest of the climb is nice and easy. Thanks Hector for showing us that move! Only freaky part is, all your weight is on the undercling, and it feels like it may break. But if you trust it, you can get the 3rd clip.
This climb is still pretty dirty. Little pebbles and debry fell down while we were climbing, be aware of who's below you. This is a popular slot canyon with families and little kids running through quite often. Gorgeous place to climb though. Shady almost all day!