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Super classic! If you can stand the road noise and the guys breaking into your car, this is the route you want to be doing while you are here.
Climbs out the Mentor cave (just right of the Blasphemy wall) on great pockets, edges, sidepulls... the whole kitchen sink. Very Steep!
Somewhere toward the middle you even get a leg thread to cop a rest.
Once you pull out of the cave onto the headwall, you lose sight of your belayer - and the road noise ensures you can't communicate verbally. Just a heads up.
In spite of the irritations of the VRG, this route still gets 4 stars.
Mentor cave, right of the Blasphemy wall
Obvious route right in the middle.
9 bolts to anchors
Mike cutting his feet for the pic near the top.
Hand foot match
Clipping the chains.
Bring your needle for the leg thread
Having a blast on Mentor
|By Tim Steele|
From: Bishop, CA.
Jan 21, 2007
has my vote for best sport .12b in the U.S.
|By Spencer Weiler|
From: SLC, UT
Oct 21, 2012
Have you ever been climbing in the gym and found yourself holding onto a full hand grip towel rack of a hold upside down on a roof thinking, "this is completely unrealistic, no hold like this exists in real rock". Repent my friend. This is it. 3 huge towel rack holds on one climb. Your training in the gym on 5.10 jugfests has paid off. Mix in some sidepulls, pockets, slopers, a leg thread(say what?, this isn't Greece!), hand jams, head jam in a huge hole rest, a slung chockstone in place of a bolt, mono dynos!, this has it all. Whip away my friends, you won't find a better .12 closer to I-15 than this.