|Hidden Valley Wall
Gardensmith Bypass Shears
BETA PHOTO: Fun, easy OW. (Oxymoron? You decide.)
If you just climbed Made In The Shade, how about an easy OW? Maybe this has been done, but there was a lot of thick lichen and some basic cleaning that would suggest not. (I kept thinking some clippers would be handy.) This is a nice enough climb, it will clean up with a bit more traffic. It is no harder than MITS, IMHO.
Start up the 5.9 variation of MITS, 30 feet left of the direct start. At the ledge, instead of walking right to MITS, climb the obvious crack to the left. At the top of the pillar, angle right through the Morman Tea to the anchors.
Standard rack, including a #4 Camalot.
|Comments on Gardensmith Bypass Shears
|By Jeremy Werlin|
Apr 27, 2013
This route is definitely worth climbing. With a 70m rope, you can top rope this from the Made in the Shade anchors.