Comments: "The rangers watch this area and use it as a compass on handling climbing regulation in the area."
I too was very curious about the comment made about not developing this area and how it was being watched closely. When we set the route, the first thing we did was go right to the ranger station and ask what the rules were. They informed us to use a hand drill and notify them of the new route, both of which we did. If they had told us not to develop the area, we would have gone and climbed a b... more >>
Comments: Thanks for posting something about this route and I'm glad that you enjoyed it. A friend and I set this route back in August 2011. We named it Dost Mitra (meaning Friend). We agree on the difficulty that you posted, about 5.11b. I just posted an article about setting the route on our blog, ClimbingHouse.com .
Since the route is new, some of the fragile holds will eventually come off and the sand will be removed as more people climb it.