|Type:||Trad, 3 pitches, 230', Grade II|
|Original:||YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a R [details]|
|FA:||John Bragg and Doug Strickholm (1980) P2: The Johns Stannard and Bragg (1975) P3: Bragg, Mark Robinson and Bob Murray (1978)|
|Submitted By:||Evan Stevens on Oct 15, 2011|
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By Jon Clark
From: Philadelphia, PA
May 8, 2012
|Perhaps the best route (certainly one of the wildest) of the approximately 150 I've done so far at the Gunks. The P1 crux protects reasonably well with an RP . It does take some dicking around to get it in. However, it's probably best to make the moves and avoid testing it. P2 is fun and well protected. P3 is freaking awesome; hard and committing with an opportunity for some big air.|
By Josh Janes
Jun 17, 2016
When I did this route I checked out the gear placements on the first pitch on rappel. I felt the RP was good but, as Jon mentioned, difficult to place properly, and if it broke or fell out you'd be in a world of hurt. If I was local and it wasn't the middle of the hot, sweaty summer, I would have perhaps spent some time rehearsing this section. Instead I came up with another solution: I climbed a ways up Directissima from the ground and placed a good cam with a sling and then down-climbed. Then I started up Enduroman with decent toprope pro through the lower crux.
The third pitch is wild and well-protected.