Climb Apollo past the second bolt; bear left to blocky pinches below roof. Climb left bolt line past jugs to a hard move to get established in a dihedral. Make a cruxy clip to a big move up and left to a jug.
Race through apollo-esque climbing to the "mercy seat" in the bottom of the big dihedral 1 bolt from the finish. Here it is, self-explanatory throwing up the dihedral required. Very fun!
Good route, a bit harder than Apollo, but much easier than the Pod.
Climb Apollo to 2nd bolt and bear left.
Fixed chains! 9 in all.
|Comments on The Mercy Seat
|By Andrew Freeman|
From: Brookline, MA
Jun 3, 2009
rating: 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c
The crux up top is so fun, it's almost stupid. Definitely a significant step up from apollo. I'd say around 12c to a steep rest, to a V4/5, though low percentage.
From: ABQ, NM
Oct 31, 2009
rating: 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c
Significantly fewer moves than Apollo Reed but with 2 sections that are harder than anything on Apollo in each corner.
From: Vandalia, Appalachia
May 23, 2012
Getting into the lower corner is one of the most awkward moves I've ever done on a sport route: crimp-gastoning tiny pebbles and thrutching up with feet way below.
The final crux is just plain fun.