|Consensus:||YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]|
|FA:||Rick Bradshaw et. al.|
|Submitted By:||Jason Halladay on Mar 25, 2007|
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By Anthony Stout
From: Albuquerque, NM
Apr 6, 2008
I am in agreement that the blocky, trashy looking rock at the bottom of the route detracts from the quality of the route. Felt OK after clipping the first bolt though I knocked off a small block prior to getting there. I was treading lightly so it was of no consequence but the thought was in the back of my mind (being someone who has has more than one fall resulting from broken rock). The top was good, with fun movement up the arete. Just be aware, especially in the springtime!
An optional cam can be placed down low if you are concerned about the high first bolt (my partner had one and used it). Certainly not necessary if you are comfortable at the grade, the climbing is not difficult getting to the initial bolt (just appears loose!).