|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 100'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a R [details]|
|FA:||Brent Kertzman, Nora Veit, Mike Miller|
|Submitted By:||Anonymous Coward on Nov 17, 2002|
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Jul 22, 2006
|C'mon you guys, stop bolting all the rock, find something you can climb.|
By Brent Kertzman
From: Black Hills, SD
Apr 17, 2008
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
I originally climbed the F.A. of this route ground up, onsight, without bolts. At a later date I chose to not be an egotist. I went back and retro bolted an "R - Rated" route I established so as not to lock up another under protected 5.10- route established by a 5.12 climber. I am totally comfortable having done so likewise. Now 5.10 climbers may enjoy the route which is still a bit spicy.
I added a couple of bolts at the begining plus established a new bolted slab finish which adds flavor to the route. The route is no longer an "R - Rated" outing.