|Type:||Sport, 1 pitch, 120'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]|
|FA:||Joseph Grubb and Alvino Pon, 2003|
|Submitted By:||Guy H. on Jan 18, 2009|
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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
May 12, 2009
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Ledge, slab problem, ledge, slab problem, ledge, slab problem....
Most of the time if you blow the slab problem, you are headed for the ledge with a bent or hyper extended knee, I'd wager. There are certainly better routes to be had. What's more, if you are much below 5'10", the clips will be really tough, and the ledges that much more hungry for your ankles. Nice rock and all, but not a good climb.
By John Marsella
From: Berthoud, CO
May 9, 2011
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
There are 11 hangers + 2 chains at the top of this one. The lowest hanger has been removed (the bolt remains); I suppose this is to discourage belaying from a lower stance (from which a 60m lower would be impossible); lowering with a 70m from here just barely makes it.
I agree with Tony B re: height-dependent clipping ease. Some clips could be a stretch.
I thought this one was pretty fun, although some shrubbery on the route kinda sucks.