|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 100'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]|
|Submitted By:||Jeremy Steck on Sep 24, 2007|
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By Matt Desenberg
From: North Berwick, ME
Mar 1, 2009
|Way underrated, go climb it!!|
By Ben Annibali
From: Palmyra, Pennsylvania
Feb 25, 2010
|This is an amazing climb with funky holds!! Its awesome|
Apr 7, 2010
|An unbelievable climb! The crux for me was definitely at the first bolt. Be careful placing a nut in the last crack - I grabbed the top of the flake and looked down to see my nut had wiggled loose. It would have been a long ride!! That crack tends to spit out pro.|
By Andy Weinmann
From: Alexandria, VA
Jul 15, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
I feel like this has two distinct cruxes. 1.)at the first bolt and 2.) the very top section finger crack. The top one sneaks up on you cuz the climbing below has eased off a bit in the last 15+ ft. Wouldn't wanna fall there...that ledge is potentially ankle breaking if you blow it.
I usually descend from that top area by belaying my 2nd down the chimney that faces the top of the Critter Cracks area. I then just down-solo the easy chimney (prob 5.2/3). There's also a large block lodged in the top of the chimney that you can sling and rap from if you wanna leave some tat behind.
Sweet route though. Great exposure and very airy!