|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 75'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]|
|FA:||Paul Glover, Christian Huber, Kirk Speers|
|Submitted By:||Paul Glover on May 28, 2010|
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By Jim Redo
May 30, 2010
|Fantastic description, Paul!|
Jun 10, 2010
rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c R
This route is totally bitching and totally unique - a 100-foot overhang at a consistent 45 or 50 degrees past vertical. Hats off to Paul for his vision for this wild line.
The opening crux is heads-up, though the gear is good; and the final third is wayyy heads-up, as in load up as many small and medium pieces as you can off Pigeon Prow before railing left to the lip of the A-frame.
You're never more than 15 or 20 feet off the deck at any point in this giant slot-cave, so you need to make every piece count - luckily, they're almost all bomber, if not pumpy as hell to place. Good body english and trad-resting techniques will help with recovery as you make the moves; the overall pump is savage.
By Stefan Griebel
From: Boulder, Colorado
Jun 18, 2010
|Dang, I loved you're original description.... It was so classic! Maybe you can repost the text as a comment?|
By jason seaver
From: Estes Park, CO
Jun 27, 2010
|Kudos, fellas. This thing sounds and looks badass. I gotta at least go have a look at it, even though it's way too hard.|