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|Type: ||Trad, Aid, 10 pitches, 1000 feet, Grade V|
|Consensus: ||5.10 A2+ [details]|
|FA: ||Brian Smoot, James Garrett & Brian Cabe, 2002|
|Submitted By: ||bsmoot on Nov 5, 2011|
BETA PHOTO: Topo
Climbs the first 2-1/2 pitches of Swoop Gimp, then branches off left via a bolt ladder that leads to a spectacular crack system that shoots up to a big, brushy terrace at the 800' level. An exposed traverse left leads to a final strait-in crack system that is followed to the top. Descend Angles Landing trail. It's mostly aid with some good free pitches. There is some soft rock...we rate this climb as a long grade V.
Same Start as Swoop Gimp
The pin list on the topo is out dated. A recent ascent used only 5 pitons on the entire climb.
BC Following pitch 3
James on the airy traverse of pitch 8
BC at pitch 4
|By mat degraaf|
Apr 27, 2012
Climbed this in 2003 and found it to be pretty damn good. The top pitches are a bit of a grovel (big surprise) but there are some fine pitches on this beauty. Highly recommended for people looking for fresh adventure.We only used a handful of pins, mostly thin stuff I believe.