By Shawn Heath Administrator From: Forchheim, Germany Aug 3, 2010 rating: 5.64c14V12S 4b PG13
Very polished route. I'm glad I did it, and won't do it again. The traverse was fun though! You take a stroll away from your gear for 20 feet or so with a great view of your belayer a good 30 feet below you. This can be a little freaky, until you remember that it's a 5.0 traverse. ;) This is where it get's its R rating, but falling isn't likely.
Mike Williams' new guide calls this a 5.7 and drops the 'R' rating, though he does refer to the traverse as a '5.0 R.' This route sees the most traffic of pretty much any route in the gorge so plan to wait in line on a nice weather weekend.