|Road Side Rock
One of the best moderate climbs at Banks Lake. Climb up a protruding and obvious arete just left of Red Rocket.
10 bolts to anchor
From: Spokane, WA
Sep 18, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
The La Belle guide calls this Bono, the Bland guide calls this Red Arete (but Marty Bland admits he made up many of the names for this area because locals wouldn't share the info with him). Both guides give it a 5.8 rating.
It is a good idea to bring a few small cams and a 2" cam to supplement the bolts in places. This route is mostly well-bolted, but there are a couple of spots where supplemental gear is nice.
Apr 12, 2013
No gear needed. Really well bolted like all the other sport climbs at this crag.
From: North East Washington
May 20, 2013
5.9++...some interesting balance movement.
|By Kevin Peter|
Sep 19, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
Intellectual moves up a nice arÍte. No individual move is harder than 5.8 but several one after another makes this route no gimme at the grade.