|Type:||Sport, 1 pitch, 80'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c [details]|
|Submitted By:||Josh Smith on Mar 22, 2009|
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By Josh Smith
Mar 22, 2009
|First climbed by Peter Gram after a lengthy siege by numerous folks. The second ascent was by a visiting hardman named Jerry from Slovenia who onsighted it without breathing hard (he also went on an onsighting spree at the Dungeon, seriously impressing us locals). I think it's probably 13a. Peter thought it might be 12d. Jerry thought 13a, but he could have just been being polite. Regardless, it's in that range.|
From: ABQ, NM
Oct 3, 2009
rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
The start is regretably tweaky on small pockets (at least for me, I'm not Mono) to a great rest. A strenuous traverse leads left to the obvious hold to clip the chain draw from. A great 4 move boulder problem (somewhere in the v6-7 range) gets one to a jug above. The climbing above is significantly easier.
If it was just the BP crux it would probably be 3-4 stars but the start detracts from the overall quality for me.