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Leap Erickson (5.10b), DQ Wall/JTNP.
Start up a left-slanting ramp to reach a high first bolt, above which some difficult moves lead onto a somewhat low-angled slab. Delicate moves on small, sometimes friable, flakes give way to a steepening wall with small grey knobs and protrusions that provide entertaining climbing.
Gear belay and then walk right to a rap station located 30' down and right from the top of Leap Year Flake. Note - a 60 meter rope is needed to TR this route.
Varied and fun moves on good rock make this a route to do if in the area.
On the long slabby face just left of Leap Year Flake (5.7).
7 bolts (all 3/8"), several pieces from 1 - 2" for anchors
|Comments on Leap Erickson
|By C Miller|
Aug 26, 2004
This could be considered a sport route, save for the gear needed for an anchor.
|By tony grice|
May 2, 2006
Nice slab route, Two super fun moves, a worthwhile well protected outind.10b is a perfect rating
|By Chris Owen|
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Dec 7, 2008
Yeah - good climb, especially towards the top. Certainly a must do if in the area. Better than Norm.
|By Colin Parker|
From: Idyllwild, CA
Jun 1, 2009
This route is very quality and sustained for a 10b lead. The first crux involves a side-pull on the edge of a seam next to the first bolt. Highstepping and smearing are helpful here. After a short easy section between bolts 2 and 3, the climbing remains sustained at 10b all the way to the top. imo, 3 stars out of 5.