This is an excellent route! A beautiful crack shoots up the left side of the wall.
Clip an old piton on your way to the top. This is an obviously attractive line as you are viewing the wall. It starts out very steep, cruxes at the bulge, but look for good finger locks. Hustle past the fixed piton, and ponder the top out.
This one is short, but it packs an old school wallop. Enjoy.
Stoppers and camming units up to mid-size.
Solo Old Aid.
Hence the name.
|By Chris Mack|
Sep 6, 2007
Damn straight. One of the hardest .9+'s that I have ever been on.
|By Phil Lauffen|
From: The Bubble
Jul 16, 2009
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
Old school 5.9+. Some flaring cracks for pro. Burly and greasy. A MUST-DO.
Sep 3, 2009
My first trad route. I liked it!! Super greasy and slopey.
Jul 4, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a
THE hardest 5.9 I've ever done. It takes finesse, and time to dial this one in.
|By Allen Hill|
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Jul 4, 2010
When I was at college in the Springs, we would throw this one at visiting Boulder climbers. A great sandbag.
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 27, 2013
Short, sweet, and sandbagged. I'd call it 10a/b probably, so 9+ isn't too far off. Takes 0.3-0.75 C4s at the bottom. Up top is some sketchy, old fixed gear, but the climbing is easier.