Shark Bait is one of the finer pitches at the Pit, and maybe the best for the grade.
start out a roof which turns quickly into a steep scooped out section of the arete. the low crux is getting to the second bolt, and is some what intimidating, until you figure out the sequence through the myriad of pockets. A couple big moves leads you to the arête and several more engaging moves. At the obvious break, Purple Shark moves out and left, while Shark Bait continues more or less straight up, passing the redpoint crux via positive gastons, side pulls, and a few spiny nubbins.
Good consistent climbing for the grade, separated by good rests.
Starts on the arete with purple hangers.
8 or so bolts to chains.
By Mitchell Beiser
Mar 23, 2015
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
I thought this route was Purple Shark originally until I did some more readying after sending it. So then I went and sent Purple Shark as well. Kind of let down in Purple Shark because I think this has more fun movement. Both great routes yet I enjoyed this one more.