A nice arete with sustained moves all the way to the anchors. Climb wanders a bit, going back and fourth between the arete and the anchors.
See climb #5 on attached photo.
10 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.
From: Albuquerque, NM
Apr 16, 2007
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
fun climb that is very worth doing
|By Rick Bradshaw|
From: Los Alamos, NM
Mar 8, 2008
This route was established by some combination of Mark Thomas, Tom Wezwick, Karl Kiser, and Chris Kessler. I believe Tom was the main driver and did the FA.
|By Karl Kiser|
Apr 1, 2008
Mark Thomas did the FA. The rating difference comes from whether one uses the better right hand hold or goes straight up the face (Mark's vision).
|By Jason Hundhausen|
From: Bozeman, MT
Sep 1, 2008
Another great climb in the Grotto. The only thing contrived about it is making the arete off-limits for the 11c grade. What is this, the gym?
|By Lee H.|
From: Overland Park, KS
Nov 10, 2009
It appears loose rock isn't confined to the winter wall. Be watchful on this route too. I pulled off a fist size hold when I climbed it last weekend.