|Type:||Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]|
|FA:||Peter L Scott and Chris Holbeck, 1988.|
|Submitted By:||Travis Hibbard on Feb 16, 2007|
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By randy baum
From: Minneapolis, MN
Jun 23, 2008
|calling this route thin hands is debatable. i never placed anything smaller than a #2. gear: 2-3 #2 camalots, #3 camalot, few runners. route is maybe 45 feet long. long webbing for belay/top rope anchor helps. belay at ledge takes small cams and/or nuts. i used a orange tcu, yellow tcu, and a medium/large nut.|
By Peter L Scott
Sep 20, 2011
FA Peter Scott circa 1988
Not Chris Holbeck (He's a friend of mine and can confirm this) he was the belayer on the FA
Originally there was a loose block at the beginning of the crack (see photo) that I later trundled and then reclimbed the route. This made the initial crack longer.
I love the belay ledge on this route! The position is incredible .
Glad to see people climbing this route.
By Scott Schumann
From: SLC, UT
Nov 29, 2012
So classic. Every year I worked for the Voyageur Outward Bound in Ely we'd make a pilgrimage to climb at Palisade and specifically to climb Urge to Mate. This route is awesome: hands at the bottom and steep cruxy face moves at the top. It's a must climb for the area! Love it!
Find the top by looking for the small "Headstonish" looking rock facing away from the lake.