Natural Born Driller
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NBD is down the hill from Contortionist's Forte and about 5 or 6 routes down the hill on the west-facing arete. Steep and sometimes slick rock adds in to the fun of this good-holded, endurance route. Crux at the 4th bolt while turning the arete.
7 draws. Tough to TR cause the anchor is on other side of arete. Bring long slings to TR.
|Comments on Natural Born Driller
|By Christina kalb|
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 16, 2008
I found the climbing on this route to be really awkward, and the holds slippery. I didn't really enjoy it.
From: Fort Collins
Feb 5, 2009
I'd definitely recommend this route. It has some pumpy steep climbing on good smooth stone, to a cruxy move around the corner, to some techy slab moves on pebbles. A bit of everything, what more could you ask for?
|By Colin Kenneth|
From: Berkeley, CA
May 31, 2009
I love this route. Even when I climb a number grade harder than this, it'll spit me off if I don't pay attention to what I'm doing. It's possible to use friction holds around the right at both the 2nd and 3rd bolts, but I think the direct route up the face is harder, more sustained, more technical and more fun. If you are capable, go straight up until right at the 4th.