|Type:||Trad, 2 pitches, 110'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a PG13 [details]|
|FA:||Steiger, Ringle, Brown|
|Submitted By:||Orphaned on May 11, 2007|
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By Austin Sobotka
From: Tucson, AZ
May 8, 2015
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13
Did the first pitch only. Started further left, beneath a right-leaning crack that converges with the main line. It looked better than standing in a tree to start, but probably wasn't (cornflake rock, bushes, meh). The climbing in the main system is really funky, but mostly cool. I ended up doing some weird stuff up high that was sort of hard. However, (beta spoiler?) my partner found a decent hold hidden behind a little shrub which made the sequence much easier.
There is pretty good gear throughout, but it can be finicky. I definitely wouldn't throw a new trad leader on this route.