|Type:||Sport, 1 pitch, 80'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.13c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 30 UIAA: X- ZA: 31 British: E7 7a [details]|
|FA:||To first anchor: Andy Deklerk, 1991 Extension: Ben Gilkison, 2007|
|Season:||Late Fall-Early Spring|
|Submitted By:||Drewsky on Jul 6, 2008|
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Jan 10, 2015
|This pitch is amazing - it has to be one of the best single pitches of granite climbing anywhere. Definitely end this by climbing up and over the roof (either rightward or leftward), it provides a final redpoint crux just after anchor #1, and seems like the only logical finish. The original anchor spot doesn't make any sense. As to the 13a vs 13c question (depending on if you step right into Iron horse) There isn't an easy or obvious way to escape over into the Iron Horse flare. It may be possible, but sticking to the arete doesn't feel forced.|
Feb 12, 2016
|Comments about bolting were deleted because a discussion about it was had elsewhere. As it stands, Amandla has new bolts, some in quite different locations than before. There's definitely a bolt on the lower part of the arete where there wasn't one before and the one before the arete has been relocated down and to the right. The anchor has also been moved up underneath the roof, essentially including what had been the crux of the extension as part of the lower route.|
By Thomas Ramier
Feb 27, 2016
|I'm not sure that it is a sandbag for the folks that stay in the flare. I've witnessed three successful non-knee baring ascents of Numba Ten since I moved them and no complaints.|
By Jon Nelson
From: Bellingham, WA
Feb 29, 2016
I deleted comments that didn't seem helpful for the readers just wanting to find out about the route's qualities.
Sorry to take away from those who enjoyed the various arguments that were occurring here (yes, they were thoughtful and interesting), but it had gotten a bit long-winded and just didn't seem like the right place.
Perhaps the Pacific NW forum here on Mt. Proj. would be better for discussions about route changes and rebolting efforts at Index.