|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 80'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]|
|Submitted By:||nickv on Mar 4, 2008|
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By John Gassel
From: Boston, MA
Jul 7, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
It's really easy to access this route by walking (climber's left) across the rocks a few feet from where the standard 2-bolt Morning Glory rappel drops you off.
I found the movement and the protection to be thoughtful and good throughout the climb. Getting to the high first bolt might seem sketchy but the climbing is not too hard. The crux is high on the route when you have plenty of gear in already.
A #3 C4 backs up the single bolt anchor at the top very well.