Start up "Hole In One" for the first 3 bolts. (longer draw on the 3 bolt helps with rope drag) Then head up and right thru steep huecos, turn the lip on thin holds and face climb to the anchors.
8 bolts, closed cold shut anchor.
Jay on "Face To Face" (5.11d). photo by Mike Ayon
|By susan peplow|
From: Joshua Tree
Sep 22, 2007
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Nice route taking the right hand line of the 3 routes that push the roof. Seemed like a cleaner more direct route than "hole in one" to the left. Hung at the 4th bolt as it was difficult to release with my right. Shuffle of the feet a few seconds rest and bingo! Nice route, fun and would definitely do it again. By the way kids. I don't lead .11d. The grade is inflated. Sorry.
edit: Russ is sitting here and claims in old-skool fashion that I hung...therefore, I did not lead the route.
What a sucker!
|By Phil Esra|
Apr 7, 2014
Brilliant line! Fun and varied. Agree with Susan's beta that the route gets easier if you hang on it.