A steep boulder start builds the pump to a descent rest at a jug. Pull the crux stepping up to a bolted finger crack. Smear and jam your way to the anchor. Pumpy, sustained, and very technical. Awesome!
This is a Dave Dangle FA. Richard Aschert and I were along for the ride. Thanks to Dave for another great one!
By slim Administrator May 20, 2013 rating: 5.11d7a24VIII25E5 6a
I thought this one felt at least as hard, probably harder than the 12a immediately to the left (go east old man). My first time I was reluctant to head to the finger crack and tried to stay more in line with the bolts - this felt like 5.way-out-of-my-pay-grade. Second time was a lot better but still felt pretty hard.
All 3 routes on this buttress could use some hardware love.