|Type:||Trad, 2 pitches, 90'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]|
|FA:||Bob & Yvonne Gaines|
|Submitted By:||Craig Clarence on Mar 13, 2004|
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By C Miller
Sep 6, 2004
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
|This climb is better than it looks and easily done as one pitch, but the first bolt is a serious eyesore IMO. The upper section is the best with holds appearing when you need them despite appearances from below. Two stars out of five.|
By Andy Laakmann
From: Bend, OR
Nov 25, 2008
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Fun route. Sunny exposure, though exposed to the winds. We did it in two pitches, but one pitch could work fine. P1 requires gear(bring one set of cams to #3 camalot). P2 has bolts and pins and is safely protected. You'll want a hand-size cam for the final crack to the top. Anchor takes TCU sized cams.
Felt 10c-ish to me, but the grainy feet up high (still cleaning up a bit) might have made it seem harder. Balancy and fun climbing through the upper cruxes.
Dec 28, 2008
|I've done this route starting on the crack up and right from Grey Cell Green. I think you have a stretch of badish rock this way, and it is done in one pitch. Fun up high and sunny.|
By Jeff Scheuerell
Dec 20, 2009
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
I did it in one pitch. The first half kinda sucked. A bit spooky getting to and then past the first pin considering the rock quality and questionable pro. The first bolt does protect a hard move but after that it's pointless. The second half was very good and well protected. It would feel better if that second bolt were 3/8ths.
Next time I would link Gray Cell to New Years.