Another Steele sandbag, Penchant has some nice offwidth-to-hand crack climbing . . . if you can pull the start to get to it.
Starting below a prominent offwidth, make difficult moves through a thin crack system to gain a small ledge. Follow the offwidth as it narrows to a more manageable crack, then continue jamming and face climbing to the top.
Located near the right end of the Copout/Penchant area, about 20' left of Dance with the Devil.
Mostly medium gear, along with a spotter for the starting moves. Bolted anchors.
BETA PHOTO: Beginning of Penchant
Getting up through the end of the mid section.
|By Jeff Mekolites|
From: HOTlanta, GA
Dec 21, 2010
If you lead this you will need a small piece (stopper) to protect the opening moves or just boulder it out to a good jug, then plug something in.
Jun 12, 2013
This route was called Pinch-It. As in pinch it off. Supposely the belayer had to no. 2 so the climber told him to "pinch it off" and keep him on belay.