|Type:||Trad, 5 pitches, 700'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]|
|FA:||Urioste's, Bill Hotz, Larry DeAngelo|
|Submitted By:||George Wilson on Sep 22, 2009|
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By Karl K
From: Phoenix, AZ
May 21, 2011
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Nice route. Easy - but a great choice for a first multipitch or just a fun day out.
The second rap station looked a bit scary. I actually skipped this station by rapping off the end of the ropes (60m) on the first rappel. They ended about 15' above the big ledge & I downclimbed a 5.0 flake - easy & quick, but not really recommended.
By Ken H
From: Bell's Canyon, UT
Dec 9, 2013
|The route was fairly nice and straight forward I thought but I took a star off for the garbage descent. This descent fall under the don't do it at night category. Maybe I screwed it up? First you have to climb down off the top of the formation; then head to the right and set the rap off a LONG extension. The second anchor feels like complete junk and then an easy third rap takes you to some down climbing. The down climbing and traversing takes some real time and some is very exposed and cannot always tell which way to go. It would not surprise me if it took us longer to descend than to do the climb. If there was a way to put in some rap stations to take you back down to the left I would then highly recommend this climb.|
By Idaho Bob
From: McCall, ID
Apr 20, 2014
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
|Easy but fun. Allow time for a bit of wandering on the upper slab pitches.|
By First Track Jack
From: Evergreen, Colorado
Nov 18, 2014
Great climb, well protected and fun. First two pitches are great. Yes, descent is tricky, we were with local and was a huge plus. At top of climb, Climb up and go behind top rock at it's base to (climbers right) tunnel walkway to 2nd class soil.. Keep going and you will run into the trees and static line/cords anchors that link to the original nuts used on the FA rap descent. First rap needs two ropes. Second rappel also core/webbing on old nuts and the last rap is new slings off tree to ground. You need to pay attention during the walk off after rappel, there are a few 3rd class slab, 1-2 possible 4th class moves if not used to it during gully. There are a few scattered ducks that help. Rock shoes are helpful for walk off.
A 60M rope reaches a good belay ledge on P1 with a 2 feet to spare. Nuts for anchor are good at P1.