Long face to the right of "Curving Crack" and "Deceptive". Can view a photo by finding "Curving Crack" on this sight.Tricky start and equally tricky top out. In between for my money one of the best face climbs for its grade at the Lake.Put some bolts on it and it becomes Jackson Falls 5.10.
Are the blaze orange slings a must on this one, even in off-season??
By Jay Knower Administrator From: Campton, NH Aug 23, 2005
Out There is possibly the best 5.9 face route at Sandstone, althouth the 5.9 start to Gargantua might be better. Oh, and there is the route left of Dancing Madly. OK, Out There is among the best 5.9 face routes at Sandstone. . .maybe.
I climbed this at the end of October 2007 in a cold 35 degree day. I sent it 3 times. On the 3rd time, I slipped off a hold on top, tried to reach for a crimp to save myself with my right hand, jabbed my middle finger into the wall, broke it (didn't know that yet) and saved myself from the fall and finished up the climb. When I got back home, my finger really hurt. And it continued to hurt throughout the winter.
Thx Nick. It felt great to finally lead this thing. I'd been thinking about it since last season. Thx for the belay as well. And the direct start is the only way to do this thing. Don't use that crack to get to it, just use small crimps on the face.
J Mascis has an up-coming High Noon Saloon show scheduled. Don't forget your ear plugs. His shows and especially the Dino Jr shows I have been too are THE LOUDEST show I have ever attended anywhere. To be fair to John he didn't have a guitar slung on his rack and especially no hovering helicopter.