Begin this route 10 or 15 feet left of the the route "Motorbreath" listed on this sight, starting from a flake leaning up against the cliff. Clip the first bolt and make weird smearing and stemming moves up and out left to a minute stance and the second bolt (crux). Clip the second bolt and move up to the crack (10+). Up the leftleaning crack to the Motorbreath anchor. Continue with that route or rappel.
This short climb has really neat moves but the bolts are really old and dangerous and are in need of replacment.Have fun :-)
A light rack is helpful for this climb. The pro is: first a rusty old, second a really bad old 1/4 in bolt (luckily it would be a very short fall) and then the crack.
|By Ken Heiser|
From: Boulder, CO
May 27, 2004
To correct my poor typing above; as of the time of post this route the pro constists of : A rusty old 3/8 in. bolt, a really rusty old 1/4 in. bolt and then the crack.Cheers Ken H.
May 29, 2004
I replaced the two bolts on 5/28/04. Both were bad 1/4 inch button heads (one with a leeper hanger and one with a bad SMC hanger). Now they are nice 3/8 stainless with fixe hangers.
The climb is now probably 1.5 stars (with the gear update). Good climbing but not sustained once you reach the easy crack (small to medium cams), and the crack is a touch dirty.
|By Anonymous Coward|
Oct 7, 2004
Bill Feiges and I did the first ascent of this climb during the summer of 1977.Bruce MorrisBelmont, California
|By Bruce Morris|
From: Belmont, CA
Oct 30, 2004
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
To be specific, I think it was June 1977 that Bill Feiges and I did the FA of this route. Remember that the first moves were crux.