|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 100'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]|
|Submitted By:||Brian Adzima on Feb 8, 2007|
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By Andy Weinmann
From: Alexandria, VA
Aug 1, 2011
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
|Be very careful on this route. There are some rather large loose blocks (more or less on the center line/left of center) that will eventually go and the base of Traffic Jam/Neck Press rappel is right there. Sketchy!|
Apr 23, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
There is a fair amount of loose rock on this route, even by Seneca standards. The best line is tricky to find and wanders across the right-facing corner. It DOES make the first two pitches of Le Gourmet into one pitch, but this is unlikely to save you much time.
Overall, it's somewhere between OK and Good. I wouldn't go out of my way to do it, but if you've exhausted the 5.6ish routes at Seneca, it's not a bad route to push your route-finding skills.
Photo credit: RESLScience 2012