|Lakeside in the Woods
Follow a steep hand and fingers crack in a right facing corner to just below a chimney/roof. Make a traverse right along a crack then climb up into the chimney. Climb cracks on the wall that lead out of the chimney to the top of the wall. A fantastic route, and very atypical for Squamish.
At the north end (right side) of Lakeside in the Woods.
The route takes a variety of gear from Metolius 2 (yellow) up to Black Diamond 4 or equivalent. Double up on mid-size (BD 0.5 to 1).
Not as bad as it looks - lots of stemming and foot...
|Comments on The Reacharound
|By Mark Roberts|
From: Vancouver, BC
Jul 1, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a
Realest 5.9 I've ever climbed.
I agree with Hans' gear beta, despite appearances it does protect well with a standard rack, though I took and placed a #5 and was glad to have it.
You know you're at the right place if you find yourself staring up at a gaping maw, muttering "there's no way that's 5.9."
For a fun variation, stick to the overhanging handcrack at the beginning.