|Consensus:||YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]|
|FA:||Steve Orthel, Neil Ofstun, Mike Stewart, Frank Orthel|
|Season:||Fall - Spring|
|Submitted By:||Jeff Mekolites on Mar 27, 2007|
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By Pete Spri
Aug 14, 2010
Great route. 2 cruxes in my opinion, depending on how straight you follow the bolt line. The crux following the lower bulge crux felt harder than 10a... more like a solid .10.
If you run this to the top and anchor off of the Bear Hunt/Cub tree, you can rap or lower off of a single 70m rope back to where you started from.
The top has about 20 foot runouts on 5.7ish climbing. I brought a set of Mastercams from 0-6 and was happy that I did.
By John Saunders
From: Cornelius, NC
Feb 1, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
|I agree that the lower crux is tough. I'd top-roped this a couple of times before giving it a shot on lead. I placed 1 piece actually below the bulge at the bottom and just clipped bolts the rest of the way to the top. It is a little run out at the top but great fun!|
By Tom Gallo
Mar 6, 2011
|Love this climb. Can get in a 0.4 or 0.5 camalot before the first bolt.|
By Scott Gilliam
From: Raleigh, NC
Dec 28, 2014
|The lower crux, passing the 1st bolt, goes to the left or right. I like passing to the right, and for the second, passing to the right is a far safer choice. Less barrel-rolling across the face in the case of a fall.|