|Type:||Trad, Aid, 6 pitches, 500', Grade III|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c C2-3 [details]|
|FA:||Don Harder, Donn Heller|
|Submitted By:||alpineH on Aug 2, 2007|
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Jul 3, 2008
|Now free at .13- courtesy of Justen Sjong and Ben Gilkison.|
By Michael Ybarra
From: on the road
Aug 14, 2011
|The last pitch blows. The bolt ladder leads to a flaring dirty crack, worse than the last pitch of Town Crier, which also blows. Overall, I found this pretty straight forward. A double set of C3s and C4s and a single #4 was perfect; placed almost no nuts but used a cam hook a lot. Rapped the Town Crier anchors with a single 60.|
Sep 26, 2012
Some beta for the free version:
P1: Really nice varied thin crack with a tricky friction crux at the top (.11a). Eats up stoppers like crazy but cams will work too.
P2: Hard start with a steep flake into a bolted corner leads to nice crack climbing with fixed pins and good gear. Crux upper flared corner (.12a) leads to a steep off-balance lieback section before easing off on the slab above. Bring a couple of small brass nuts for this pitch.
P3: Varied crack climbing leads through a steep section of gigantic hollow blocks (slightly scary). A tricky crux (.11a) at the top ends at an exposed, fully hanging belay.
P4: Exposed move around the roof to a right facing corner. Above a small stance, clip a bolt and continue to the left on tiny crimps past two more bolts (.12c). It's possible and a little more comfortable to belay at the small stance with a bolt and a green or red Camalot rather than the hanging belay under the roof.
P5: From the anchor, climb past 4 or 5 bolts via thin face climbing (.12d/.13-). Do not attempt this section in hot weather. The rest of the pitch is 5.10 crack climbing.
Rap the route with a single 70m rope or grovel up a dirty low 5th class ramp and walk off.