|Type:||Trad, 3 pitches, 250', Grade II|
|Original:||YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]|
|FA:||2003 Meschinelli, Johnston, Munn, Eisinger|
|Submitted By:||Matt Salter on Jun 21, 2011|
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By Jeffrey Gagliano
From: Pennsburg, PA
Jul 18, 2011
|This is awesome route. Do NOT let the description deter you from P2 & P3. I did this soon after it was first bolted, and did not think in was dirty. Besides, if you want clean go to Gunks. The approach and entry into the final corner on P3 is incredible. IMO, this IS a 4 star route.|
By Derek Doucet
Jun 12, 2012
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
A few thoughts after a couple of trips up this fine route, including one very recent ascent:
-P1 is very solid in the grade. I routinely lead considerably harder, really enjoy technical, thin face, and find this pitch rather difficult.
-P2 is also very fun, but has some large, quite hollow blocks which one climbs over and through down low, and in which it is tempting to protect. Any gear in this rock should be considered questionable. The moves past the 2 bolts are interesting and pleasant. There is some suspect rock on the steeper finishing section of the pitch as well, and the pro through this section is not especially straightforward. 5.9+ PG seems fair. Definitely not a pitch to stick your fledgling 5.9 leader on.
-P3 is excellent, protects well, and as of 2 days ago, is reasonably clean. All the holds one needs are clean, in any case.
A great route.
Rack: Single set from blue Mastercam to #1 Camalot; single set of small to medium wires, including some RPs; draws and slings; 1 60m cord.
By Chris Duca
From: Havertown, PA
Jul 13, 2012
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
|Got on the first pitch of this today, and, like the aforementioned comment by Derek, I find this pitch extremely stout in the grade (read: add a letter grade, or two), despite having climbed it many times. Nevertheless, it is fun as hell!|
By Nick Weinberg
From: Essex, NY
May 26, 2015
|Throw all of your friends who think they can climb 5.10 on this one!|
Jun 26, 2016
I think the description above is accurate. The route is dirty. It is also good.
The first pitch is the hardest "5.10" I've ever come across. It follows a narrow clean path on a dirty face. Some of the holds are dirty. Pitch two is great. It follows a natural line, is well protected and is clean. Pitch three is quite dirty in the corner and I was not happy about the rock quality. I tried to get nuts above the bolt but I thought the dirty crumbly rock was suspect. It is an exciting, fun pitch.