|Type:||Trad, TR, 50'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]|
|FA:||Joe Fitschen 1961|
|Submitted By:||Mark Roth on Nov 2, 2009|
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By Kevin Heckeler
From: Upstate New York
May 15, 2011
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X
We set the primary anchor on Boston, then walked over on rapel and slung the small tree directly above the route. Just make sure the sling is as low as you can get it to avoid damaging the tree.
Route is a lot of fun, comparable to the few 5.10 adirondack face climbs I've done. It's probably on grade for what I expect in a gunks 5.8 climb.
May 26, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X
TR'd this soaking wet today. Nerve racking!
Really nice face climb though, felt a little easier than the thin stuff on Three doves and Arrow. Totally worth doing after Ken's or Boston.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Dec 25, 2012
|Sounds about right. 5.8 at the Gunks and 5.10 everywhere else. Fun little game they play with the ratings.|