|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 80'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]|
|Submitted By:||slim on Feb 1, 2005|
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From: Highlands Ranch, CO
Jun 3, 2014
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X
I tried to lead this once: I ended up bailing. I just couldn't find enough gear, and the only bolt was really far up there. My partner thought it was well-protected, and the old Hubbel guide doesn't even give it an R rating (and it lists two more bolts than modern descriptions state).
Wasn't sure what was up with this route. Maybe it really is an X? Honestly, I think a couple bolts should be retro'd, but that's just me. Heck, maybe it had two more bolts at one time....
Jul 12, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
|It can feel runout on this route, but it is possible to place enough gear to get to the bolt. There are a few subtle stopper placements in the horizontal crack above the little overhang while you're traversing.|