A worhty climb up the arete on the far left side of the Phoenix Wall.
Climb easy rock past a few bolts to the arete. The bolts follow the left side of the arete but the easier climbing stays on the right. A hard reach from crimps hits at the top of the arete.
Just left of Hissing Llamas
Sep 11, 2011
Stay on the left side of the arete for the entire top section, there is one two finger pocket on the right side used to setup for the big move. In general, It is hard 2 finger pocket climbing with a few friction feet then a big move into a jug finish. Sandbag.
From: Bend, OR
May 3, 2012
contrived and horribly over-bolted
Jun 19, 2013
feels harder than an 11a staying entirely on the left side of the arete. the mini pockets are extremely hard for feet, maybe i just need to improve my footwork, but definitely sandbag for me
|By Bryan Hall|
From: Bend, Oregon
Jul 25, 2013
Tough pocket climbing that is great fun for Smith. I don't think it's overbolted or contrived. Check it out on TR after climbing Scary Llamas 5.8 to the right of it. Watch out for bees in the pockets mid/late summer...
|By Kemper Brightman|
From: Tucson, AZ
Aug 18, 2013
I'm seconding Bryan's comment about the bees. The "wasp pocket" turns this climb from questionably worth it to absolutely not worth it in my book.