The High Life climbs an independent line between Dancing Madly Backwards Direct and Curving Crack. Start on juggy, steep climbing left of Curving Crack and climb to a ledge. Next, move onto the thin, lower-angled face. This is the crux for many. Resist the urge to use holds on Dancing Madly Backwards.
Once past the thin crux, head up and right under a shallow overhang, pull the overhang by using a cool sequence involving a lock-off on a slopey pocket. Climb slopey horizontals to the top. Make sure to stay on the face--the right corner is out of bounds for the whole route.
It's possible to link the wall of Dancing Madly Backwards Direct into the crux of The High Life, thereby producing The High Life Direct, a 5.11c crimping exercise.
Toprope. It could be led using the DL in reach rule.
By Tradoholic Mar 19, 2010 rating: 5.11b6c23VIII-23E3 5c R
Led the direct, pro is pretty weak to start, then bomber in the first roof, one ok medium cam before hitting the top slab, then sketchy micro cams to the top. Not too dirty at all! Double ropes would have been nice for this route.
I didnt use the holds on Dancing Madly but I did break my rule and plug pro in the roof because otherwise the runout would have been quite reckless.
Really fun moves on thos one. Felt like climbing quartzite moves but on some good friction.