If you're a southern tradster looking to expand your horizons west of the Mississippi, you'll need to punch the clock on a few of these before you roll to the Valley.
A classic flare, with a special T-Wall touch--it's bottomless-- provides a workout you won't soon forget. Lucky for you, there's hands --tight ones-- in the back. Skip the tape and they'll go in further, but poor technique will cost you in skin. When the flare peters out into a band of choss, move right to the arete and run for the trees, or tough it out up the seam straight up for added value.
The flared, hanging chimney staring you in the face as you walk past Passages, etc.
Green camalots work well in the flare. If your chalk bag extends to your elbow or you remember who Mork was, call 'em '2's.
|By Danny Inman|
Mar 26, 2007
Achor is gone (3/24/07) as a result of the recent fire. We had to traverse over to the anchors on sanscrit, which is not ideal.
From: western NC
Jan 4, 2008
I found that there is now a 2 bolt anchor at the top of this route.
|By Alexander Blum|
From: Charlotte, NC
Mar 2, 2014
Classic. This thing is definitely a variety pack, featuring a flared chimney, a short splitter, and three different options for finishing up, all with varying levels of excitement and difficulty. The crack in the back of the flare is good .75 Camalot, so I don't know if I'd call it tight hands.
Thrutching and body jamming as effectively as possible is key to success on this route. At the roof your options are:
1.go straight up at 10+ with good but difficult to place gear
2.traverse right until you can ride the huge flake to easier ground
3.traverse up and right to the arete. Pucker up...