|Type:||Trad, 3 pitches, 250', Grade III|
|Original:||YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]|
|FA:||Robert Warren, Steve Johnson 1988|
|Submitted By:||jakobi on Nov 8, 2010|
|RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>|
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Nov 8, 2010
|hey this route sounds great but can you give a more detailed route description?|
By Matt Pickren
Nov 6, 2011
Matt, you're right, this is a great route, you sould get on it. I think it would be a good winter climb on a nice day. The route is due S facing and you could easily wait at your car until the sun hits you, make it down, climb it and out without ever loosing the sun. The hike it is one of the most casual gullies I've done in the desert. Simply hike to the south face and look for the shallow yet wide short chimney which turns into a R facing corner. From there it is relativey straight forward, follow cracks up. Its been years, but I am pretty sure we did it free in 2 pitches.
The crux was finding the tower, but Jakobi did an excellent job describing the drive in.
Good luck, and let me know if you need more beta. Matt
By Marcus garcia
From: Durango, Co.
Nov 17, 2011
This is a great route,
Ryan Ray and I climbed a corner around from the route and I feel it is a first ascent as we had to do a little cleaning. It climbs 2 great pitches at 5.10 and 5.11+(little spicy at the top before the anchor). We installed an anchor on a ledge. Later Miles Newby and I came back and did anothe ascent linking the route we call The Forrester in to the second crux of the Raven. It turned out to be one of the best routes I have climbed.