|Type:||Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]|
|FA:||Kurt Schroeder, Ben Burnham 1999|
|Submitted By:||Almonzo on Dec 26, 2002|
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By Anonymous Coward
Sep 17, 2005
|15 foot Run out between 2nd and 3rd bolt..some thin cracks in between for gear|
By Jim Thompson
From: Logan, UT
Jan 9, 2006
I really like the roof move.It is easier to go left once you get to the block.It also helps to have shoulder length slings for the top two bolts. Otherwise the rope drag is pretty bad.
For a fun variation, after completing the route, lower to just beneath the block and try going straight up.Around a 5.10 sequence.
The nut on the top bolt was loose, and I tightened it by hand at least four revolutions.
From: Tucson, AZ
Jan 4, 2008
|We climbed this on 1/1/08 and avoided the runout/gear by climbing Cell Block 6 towing a rope. Once up top you can climb the "cell block" and set up TR. The setup is a little scary as the bolts for Cell Block 9 are a bit of a reach from the top of the block. PLEASE use caution.|
By kurt schroeder
Nov 30, 2008
|This is a mixed climb and was that way from the start. I've done this many ways, chicken more to the left, straight up and feelin' strong right in relation to the block. Yes, a one move wonder, but it get's your attention.|
Feb 20, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
|roof move is worth the top rope setup. super fun. tricky|