|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 70'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]|
|Submitted By:||Matt Juth on Jun 10, 2004|
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By Ben Burnett
Feb 18, 2009
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
There is also a second, short pitch. Step right from the belay and go up a little overhang. Go up another 10 ft, hand traverse left and go up a small roof on big holds (~5.6). 40 ft in all to another 2 bolt rap anchor (or you could just skip the middle belay). A 70 meter rope got us from the top to the bottom with only a little rope to spare on rappel.
The first pitch is reachy and probably harder than 5.8 if you aren't tall.
The first pitch seemed a little spooky on lead (I haven't lead much trad slab), but the second was more comfortable to me - like the Eldo climbing I'm used to.
From: Lyons, CO
Apr 20, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
|I thought the crux of this this was harder than Crooked Cross. The second pitch is short but fun and worthwhile if already there.|