|Type:||Sport, 3 pitches, 200', Grade II|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]|
|FA:||James & Franziska Garrett, April 2005|
|Submitted By:||Jason Stevens on Jan 21, 2012|
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By Tim Hadfield
From: Steamboat Springs, Co
Apr 14, 2012
|I'm giving this route 4 stars, because of it's uniqueness. Anything that gets me to laugh out loud while climbing will always get great accolades from me! Super fun crimping on the first pitch, second pitch is long and consistent, and the final bit through the needle to the top will get your grin on! Still, with only a few people signed in on the summit register, this thing will clean up to be a classic. Thanks James.|
By Joe Forrester
From: Palo Alto
Apr 21, 2014
This was a great climb! Well protected and fun face climbing! The rock in the "eye" is really wild and worth the trip in and of itself. Great score!
We found it was easier to approach by hiking up to the far left side of the wall, then traverse around to the start of the climb.
Be careful of knocking rocks down on your belayer. Make sure to wear a helmet.