This is one of the old school Cactus Cliff lines. After the initial flake warm up; continuous, technical, pumpy, and sometimes balancy moves await you all the way to the anchors. A few of the sequences are hard to read, but persevere and problem solve. It may be closer to 11d/12a for the onsight climber.
By Aeon Aki Administrator Nov 14, 2010 rating: 5.12-7a+25VIII+E5 6a
Even after taking the whip of shame the sequence leading to the loose, chockstone undercling did not present itself. Interested to see of something may have broken off the chossy side of the blunt arete....
By Terence From: Almont, CO Oct 31, 2011 rating: 5.12a7a+25VIII+E5 6a
I hate split grades. You know what is harder than 11d... I bet you didn't guess it was 12a.
By slim Administrator Feb 22, 2013 rating: 5.11d7a24VIIIE5 6a
Fun route with several interesting sections. The new book gives it 12a, which I don't really agree with as it has been considered benchmark for Shelf 11d for a long time. There aren't any hard moves on it, but there aren't many easy ones either.