|Lower West Bolton
Follows crescent moon shaped crack right to the topout.
All the way right, the last route on the face. On your left just before reaching the path up to the anchors.
Two bolt anchor at top.
|By Chris Duca|
From: Havertown, PA
Sep 4, 2011
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
The route begins at the far right end of the cliff band on a broken face below the obvious right-facing, crescent-shaped flake. Though this route is leadable, there is some suspect rock (the crescent flake is extremely thin, as well as a substantial runout at the top on easy (5.3) terrain.
|By Seth Maciejowski|
Apr 22, 2012
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
I think this deserves a pg13 at a minimum possibly even an R protection rating. Cam placements in the flaring flake are dubious and tricky to place. Not a route to learn trad technique on....
|By Derek Doucet|
Apr 22, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
R-rated for sure. I often see people fooling themselves placing junk pro on the initial face, but the reality is that there is little to no worthwhile gear until a horizontal out left accepts finger-sized cams at about 30'. After placing pro in the horizontal, you step back up and right to climb the crux. This gear will probably keep you off the ground through the hardest moves, but it would be an ugly, swinging rag doll fall. After that, there is basically no more solid gear to the top. While very easy, you're deep in to no fall territory by the time you reach the top. To echo Seth, certainly not a climb for an aspiring 5.7 or 5.8 leader.