Doin' the Good Drive
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Tackling one of the easy overhangs.
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An underrated and overlooked sister climb to nearby Straight Shooter, with everything including tips crack, flaky face, hand jams, a roof, a mantel, and easy-off chain anchors. Easy to toprope two other climbs on this face from same anchors. My partner felt this was 10a on toprope, I felt it was solid 9 and worth 3+ stars, not the *1* listed in the B/McM book.
Flight Path Area encompasses enough ground to house 25 Starbucks if the property was on West Charleston; this particular spot is a rope length to the right of the right boundary of the Stick gully-maybe a ten minute walk from Straight Shooter.
Standard rack w/extra small cams
BETA PHOTO: Left side of the Flight Path Area
Joe at the shared anchors
BETA PHOTO: The spectacular start of Doin' The Good Drive
By Weston L
From: Summerlin, NV
Nov 18, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
What an awesome, unheralded climb. Wow! Variety and sustained difficulty, very fun. Starts out like a miniature Straight Shooter and then goes through several awesome roofs with some of the best easy face climbing I have done at Red Rock above.