|Type:||Trad, 2 pitches, 155'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]|
|FA:||Paul Davidson, Steve Grossman, 1984. Direct start, Steiger, 1986|
|Submitted By:||John Steiger on Aug 23, 2011|
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From: Tucson, AZ
Aug 23, 2011
|Just read the description of this climb ... ground up 5.12 with no hanging. Awesome!|
By Paul Davidson
Dec 1, 2015
While I'd love to take Steiger's credit, I think this route was Peter Noebels and I. While it was my brain child, I put the bolts in on the lead but hanging from a hook. Which was scary enough. Frankly, I don't recall if I led this thing with hangs but I do recall working it with Peter a couple of times before he got the clean lead from the ground up. So the FA lead S/B credited to Peter.
As I recall, it's a bit testy. I believe we put in two bolts, gear in the corner and then Peter ran to the top, up the corner and then launched for the summit. But take this history with some suspicion...
We did do it ground up with no hanging. I mean, we'd fall and come back down to the rest. Peter's lead was clean all the way. I believe the 2nd managed the same, FWIW (which ain't much.)