I love slab. I love this route. One really key foot is just below the first bolt, I found it was easier to do a single biner rather than a draw in order to hit it. Once you pull the bulge, go up Despreado. You can go over left to lower it a few letter grades.
TR from the anchors for Diamond (note multiple anchors . . .) or use the 3 bolt lead.
|Comments on Battle of the Bulge
|By Jon Hanlon|
Feb 11, 2004
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b
.10C variation left of the Bulge...Fantastic thin friction with buttery, stretchy moves....makes the 5.8-5.9 face climbing above the Bulge seem like 5.2.
|By Jim Reynolds|
Apr 11, 2011
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c
Some seriously finger hurting thin smearing. Trust that left foot!
Sep 9, 2012
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c
Jim, Cant agree more that bulge makes your fingers scream. Fun Route!