Harder Than it Looks
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Harder Than it Looks is located approximately 10 feet left of Mark of the Beast. Follow a line of four bolts (the first one was hard to see from the ground, I was right on top of it before I knew it was there) up the center of the slab, basically paralleling the first pitch of Mark of the Beast. Once again there is no real crux, just fun climbing in the 5.6 realm throughout. Rappel the route with a pair of ropes.
Four or five quickdraws and something for the anchor (two bolts with rap links).
|Comments on Harder Than it Looks
May 30, 2007
I think there is a short second pitch to this as well. If I remember correctly I saw it from the rap station on Mark of the Beast one route over.
|By ben bryan|
From: Wichita Falls, TX
Oct 28, 2009
There are three pitches to this route. The second goes up and over the flake and is protected by several quick draws that lead to a two bolt anchor. The third pitch is unprotected low angle slab that leads to a pair of anchor bolts.
|By Stan Jones|
From: Benbrook, TX
Nov 2, 2009
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b
There are no bolts at the top of P3. See the description of Easier Than It Looks - it shares P2 and P3 with HTIL.
|By Zach Wahrer|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 19, 2010
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b R
Ben, I don't know what route you were on (perhaps Mark of the Beast?), but there are no bolts on P2 of this route. Its just runout to the next set of anchors.
|By Doug Meneke|
May 6, 2013
Great first lead. Fun solos abound here. Mark of the beast follows up the right edge, just left of Boston...both good solos. Dome Drivers is just right of Boston, another classic.
At the top of Harder than it Looks, you can move right and up the crevice, and top out on Dome Drivers. There are plenty of bolts up top there.