|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 150'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]|
|Submitted By:||Chris Wenker on Oct 25, 2010|
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By George Perkins
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jul 13, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
For a TP 5.9, this climb passes into some unlikely terrain and has some adventure to it.
Regarding the various finishes, after you gain the obvious left-trending ramp ledge 60' up, it looks like there are 3 options (R->L, in the order you reach them as you continue up and left).
a) the flake to bolt, shared with the top of Holthouse in a Haulbag, this is what's described in the current guidebook, option (2) above, best for rope drag, might feel harder than 5.9
b) slab to a newer bolt (this is the last bolt on Nowhere/In Step), this looks hardest (but I haven't climbed it)
c) keep going left as on option (1) above, to a short finger crack and chicken headed face that climbs directly to the ledge with trees- this is the top of Holthouse to Hell and is 5.9 with some runout (probably easiest option)