|Type:||Sport, 1 pitch, 65'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]|
|Submitted By:||eDixon on Aug 14, 2008 with updates from eli poss|
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By eli poss
Jul 2, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Great beginner lead. It currently has 6 bolts, but we drilled for 5 more which will probably be added within the next month or so. Also it now has quicklinks at the anchor, although it is quite exposed if you are short like me, so shorter climbers may opt to clip into the anchors. The original line can also be done as a sport/trad mixed climb and starts with 2? bolts further two the right, although I think this changes the grade to 5.9. I personally have never done it this way, but my guess is the gear would be mostly cams up to 3" to be placed in pockets. This the first ascent to the anchors was done - the current line of bolts were added on rappel after the anchor was put in on lead.
It now has 11 bolts including a new first and last bolt. The new last bolt may have changed the nature of the climb as it now takes a more direct route to the anchors. I don't think it has changed the difficulty of the climb, but it needs more opinions on such. If it has changed the difficulty, it would be maybe half a grade harder, so .7+.