This is a steep route up the black water streak. A few pumpy moves to get going, then ascend the slightly overhanging section up to a bomber pocket-sidepull. Now move through the vertical crux up the thin face to a small ledge.
5 QDs to 2 cold shuts.
Entering the crux...
Ben enjoying the good friction and steep sport cli...
Ben from the side, showing the cool rock in the ca...
Ben, attacking the crux.
Black water rising.
|By Shane Z|
Jan 3, 2004
I did laps on this thing and felt the burn in my arms. Crimpy, pumpy, and thought provoking. Look for a two finger 'pocket' near the top at the crux. Use this pocket to layback using your left hand fingers, put your right toe into a pocket and push up on that foot to a right hand mono digit crimp(intermediate hold), then bump up to a nice crimper(right hand again).
From: Portland, OR
Apr 23, 2006
Freaking hard and awesome. Wish I could 'run laps' on it. As immaculate as a dark water streak on Castlerock conglomerate can get. The 'Realization' of Castlewood. Hehe.