|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 50'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]|
|FA:||Alan Nelson, Eben Stronquist and Rich Gottlieb, 1978|
|Submitted By:||Tony B on Dec 27, 2002|
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By robert keil
Jan 12, 2004
|This route can be top-roped pretty easily. There are several boulders that can be slung and some cracks at the top.|
Apr 5, 2006
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
|Short, unremarkable and contrived, I just don't see the point of this "pitch"|
By Brian in SLC
Jan 2, 2007
|I thought the bolted line was pretty contrived too. Looked in the old Wolfe guide. Says that there were some flakes (hence, "flake and bake" eh?) on the route that must have gone galley west. Otherwise, the bolt locations just don't make sense. Best is to avoid upper bolt and head right into crack or left up easier face? Neat location when its windy...|
By Carl A
From: brooklyn, ny
Dec 7, 2008
|boooo. sketch, short, unfun.|
Oct 25, 2011
The time and place: Spring 92- Joshua Tree- Echo Cove
The men : Myself, Matt ' run it out' Buster and Vic ' the snakeman' Eberhard
The route : Flake and Bake -as we were feeling pretty much that way.
Did this one while still slightly drunk and hungover from the night before, hence the reason choosing this one. Not for any other quality than that, as it turns out the route offers none. Only to keep the string of climbing days alive. But we certainly were not feeling like hardmen more like near death men !
The only entertainment value we had while doing it was when we spied from a distance this Cadillac racing along the dirt road kickin up a giant rooster tail of sand, dust and stones. Making a fishtailing turn skidding into the parking spot. Narrowly missing the wooden fence.
This tall lanky guy gets out with just his shoes and shorts on walking across the desert floor over to where we were. There was a young couple to our right who seemed to be waiting for someone for a while.
Well this guy was that someone.
As he got closer on the trail I said "Good God it's Bridwell !"
The previous winter we had all hung out in Boulder for a night and what a riotous night it was. But that's another story.
He gets up to the couple looks over to where we were. Recognizes us with a nod and a wink hello. Obviously guiding these two, he proceeds to fire up the route in front of them. No harness,no gear just the rope trailing. Gets to some anchors and sets up a TR for the two and butt rappels down. The whole time the girl oogling at this hardman and the 'boyfirend ' feeling ever smaller.
We were toast after doing this route not because it's anything special ( it is not ) more so the sun baking us and the aforementioned embibements and called it a day.
We chatted abit and left him and his clients. As we looked back the guy is struggling on the route while Jim enamors the girl with brilliant harangue !