|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]|
|Submitted By:||Rick D on Dec 5, 2008|
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From: Sparks, NV
Jun 5, 2009
|The mantle to the first bolt is heady and difficult, but easy to aid through. I'd recommend doing this purely as a sport route. It's spicy, and you'll deck from 40' if you blow the third clip, but--boy--is it ever fun! The climbing lets up once you gain the flake. I'm 5'8", and the reach to the flake isn't that bad. Granted, I haven't climbed it since last season--when did the flake break?|
By Colonel Mustard
Apr 17, 2011
I'd definitely recommend a single rack from fingers up to 1" on this. There's a cruxy section right before the third bolt and a fall would be a grounder without additional protection. If you're into that, cool, but fair warning.
This is a quality climb with some very testy moves for the given grade.
By Josh Cameron
From: Moab, Colorado
Jun 12, 2011
|I'm 6 foot and have no problem reaching the flake. My wife is 5'6'' and that is the crux for her. Half the time she makes it, the other half . . . no dice.|