|Consensus:||YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]|
|Submitted By:||iDunn on Jul 8, 2012|
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By Thomas Beck
From: Las Vegas, Nevada
Sep 24, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
This climb originally followed the corner thin crack but people came to Sesame Street and brought no cams or small nuts. The climb was "re-crafted" into "The Count Becomes Difficult" at 5.8+. The "Count" is essentially an eliminate problem; if you get in the corner crack it is easier for a while but not the route.
The Count is a good line for an aspiring 5.8 leader as it is well protected. Chain anchors and about 75 ft. FFA: Tom Beck.
Grover's Book is now seldom climbed and though the gear is a little technical, the crux is down low at the first 2 bolts of the Count.
This route you can easily rig from the top of the cliff with long slings for a top rope.