|Type:||Trad, 2 pitches, 200'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]|
|FA:||Jeep Gaskin, Don Hunley, Joe Meyers - 1979|
|Submitted By:||Mike Anderson on Aug 18, 2009|
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From: Clemson, S.C.
Apr 30, 2010
|If you plan on rapping the first pitch, the slings have moved higher to a better tree and a large cam C4 #4 or #5 is optional.|
From: Vandalia, Appalachia
Sep 7, 2010
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
The splitter on pitch 2 is really good, although everything Mike said is true. It's pretty much 10a, with the exception of the boulder problem over the roof. The final twenty feet to the bolts are like ringlocks with training wheels, lots of constrictions and pods that just fit your hands perfectly. Take lots of .75 camalots on this. I used three and could have placed one more if I had it.
Also, a good practice for rapping off the ledge where Safari Jive and Cornfake Crack's second pitch end: have the first person just do a single rope rap to the ground, and tie your other line at the bottom. The second person then pulls it up and does the standard double rope rappel. This eliminates the need to haul two ropes up these classic lines.
From: western NC
Apr 7, 2012
For the 5.8 2/3 first pitch variation:
The tree has died (wooly adelgid) and the rap anchor has been changed. There are now 2 bomber stainless cabled hexes for the anchor (two of the larger sizes) - along with two large 10mm stainless (316) quick-links as rings. They are invisibe from below but are obvious when you get there, and are located in the crack directly above the maple/dead hemlock - about 15' above where the standard route moves right. The anchor can easily be backed up with a #3 or #4 camelot, or a variety of other stuff.
Also, for those who don't know; if you are willing to swing over (same as with the older anchor tree below), it makes a good intermediate rap station for the standard descent with a 60 meter rope.
By Monica Jones
Oct 2, 2012
|Feels mellow for the grade if you're shorter because of the high foot crux. Great climb, protects well.|