Get Down On It
||Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
|Original: || YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]|
|FA: ||T. Bubb, M. Salazar, 12/1/12|
|New Route: ||Yes|
|Season: ||August-Nov (Faces NW + Raptor closure)|
|Page Views: ||32|
|Submitted By: ||Tony B on Dec 3, 2012|
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BETA PHOTO: 'Get Down On It' follows the handcrack and right-f...
Micah was singing some 'Kool and the Gang' at the base as I started up this one, a reasonable climb with a section of good hand-crack.
Spot the downclimb, a diagonal crack leading up and right from the downclimb, and just right of that, a section of splitter handcrack covering the middle third of the rock, above a face and below a right-facing corner. Ascend the face and crack system on good rock with good gear to the top of the cliff.
To descend, scramble down and left (Northeast) to a notch in the rock, and then down the notch, back West to the base of the Northwest face.
This route lies ~ 1/2 to 2/3 of way up the back of the North Ridge and is in a shorter area just 10 meters or so to the right of a short low angle section of rock that allows one to gain the ridge-line of the East slab from the West via a non-technical ascent. That is the descent route....
A standard light rack with hand-sized protection. The descent is a scramble down.