This fun slab line follows a water flow, so it is often wet. However, don't let the water deter you from this engaging and delicate gem.
Start at the top of a flake just right of Water into Whine.
Five bolts to ring anchors.
|Comments on Fair-Weather Friend
|By Edward Medina|
From: Charlotte, NC
Nov 21, 2013
Historical note - Some debate ensued upon this route's completion due to issues of style. Those can be viewed here: www.mountainproject.com/v/fair-weather-friend/108450571
This route is a significant variation to the established standard for the Cereal Wall in that it was bolted on rappel rather than on lead.
|By Mike Reardon|
Nov 24, 2013
Fun route... looking at Kelley topos and climbing the neighboring conceivable routes, I am convinced that this line either is the first pitch of Lucky Charms (a 5.8R/X pitch from the 80's) or climbs just left of Lucky Charms. The Kelley topo shows Lucky Charms leaving from a the tree island, aiming to the right of a moss pad under the head wall. This route does just that, but slightly left of the moss. Lucky Charms tops out the head wall at hard X rated terrain.
Intriguing moderate climbing either way.
|By Jeff Mekolites|
From: HOTlanta, GA
Dec 19, 2013
Having just climb the route, it is similar to other routes in that area with a couple more bolts than the others. Probably would've went easily ground up but I digress. FWIW - the washers on the first three bolts are rusty. The bolts and hangers look fine.