|Type:||Trad, 2 pitches, 130'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]|
|FA:||Anne Church and Krist Raubenheimer (1955)|
|Submitted By:||Tim Schafstall on Apr 2, 2008|
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May 11, 2011
I think it's kind of wacko that Dick gives this climb a star. The first pitch has at most two interesting spots-- one move at the crescent-shaped crack, and then another thin move above the next ledge at the pin. But that's about it. The 5.4 second pitch is a little more interesting than it appears it will be, but this is outweighed by the loose rock, the bushes, the dirty ledges, and the lichen.
I took a look at the 5.9 toprope variation mentioned in Dick's book-- it goes through a cool-looking roof, but this too hardly seems worth the trouble.
I'm not sorry I did the first pitch once but I'll likely never go back again.
From: Wayne, PA
Oct 15, 2011
|I agree wtih Seth. This is a crappy climb. ONly good for running a TR on the harder variation. Not worth doing and so so gear.|