One of the few truly splitter cracks in the area. A must do! Start by pulling an overhang using a hand crack. Follow the splitter line to the top. As you near the top, there are a few face holds that you can stem your feet on, but not many.
You can see this crack from the bridge as you drive from the New to the Summersville parking area. Descend to the Pirate's Cove and pass Mutiny, and follow the cliff band as you head toward the Coliseum. It will be the first really splitter crack that you'll see under a roof. You can only access this climb during low water.
Hand size pieces to start and decreasing sizes as you continue. Finishes with tight fingers sized stuff. Shuts.
Jeremy Steck on Indian Summer.
A good view of the whole climb.
Hard initial roof and small fingers the rest of th...
From: Vandalia, Appalachia
Nov 15, 2010
IT is worth pointing out that the description of the anchor as "shuts" is inaccurate. Actually, the anchor is "shut," as in one bolt. It is bomber, under a roof, so it's protected from rain, doesn't rust, etc., and you can easily back it up with a 3-4 camalot in the horizontal to the right, but it is still worth knowing that there is only a one-bolt anchor.
This climb is still awesome, though!