Sig Alert (AKA Cast Up A Highway)
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|Type: ||Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet|
|Consensus: ||5.10b/c [details]|
|FA: ||(TR) Eric Rasmussen, Rob Segger & Matt Shubert 4/88, FL: Bob Gaines & Bill Russell 12/97|
|Submitted By: ||Chris Owen on Jan 1, 2002|
Tennessee moving through the crux.
Start by Nobody Walks in LA (5.9), at the yucca beneath the roof. Climb up to the right-hand end of the roof then pull and step up and left onto the face.
Face climbing leads to the crux, a steepening which yields to bouldering moves, above this the face relents to gain the bolt anchor.
A fun climb which contrasts nicely the crack climbs on this face.
Originally a TR which went up the left side of the roof at 5.11a.
Medium cam (2") for under the starting roof, 5 bolts.
|Photos of Sig Alert (AKA Cast Up A Highway) Slideshow
Tony on the steep bit.
Two handed dip....what a poser!
Close up of Tony just past the crux.
BETA PHOTO: Upper portion of Sig Alert
|Comments on Sig Alert (AKA Cast Up A Highway)
Jan 23, 2003
This route is now called "Sig Alert." First Ascent (Lead) was in December, 1997 by Bob Gaines and Bill Russell. They rated it 5.10d. It takes a slightly different line at the bottom than Cast Up A Highway (start by Nobody Walks In LA) and head up left. The name provides a bit of confussion as there is already a route (A top rope variation; route 490 in the 92 guide) with essentially the same name "Sigalert." 80 foot rap from a 2 bolt anchor.
Jan 28, 2003
Having just done this climb on Sunday, I would call it 5.10b/c. Good holds and protection; but if Anacram is 5.10c this is no more than 5.10b. Popular and well worth doing.
|By C Miller|
Dec 8, 2003
Fun moves on good rock make this a worthy tick. Seems a little easier than Anacram (5.10c). Basically a sport route except for the piece needed at the start. Three stars out of five.
|By Chris Owen|
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Apr 25, 2006
I agree with Randy did this route again yesterday and thought it easier than Tinker Toys which is 5.10b. Great route!
From: Sacramento, CA
Apr 25, 2006
Great route, definitely one 10+ move for me, but right at a bolt (bolt #4?).
|By Jeff Scheuerell|
Dec 20, 2009
Randy is right, if Anacram is 10c Sig Alert is no more than 10b. But I've had a lot less trouble on several 5.11s than on Anacram. I give Sig Alert 10+.
Another good route from Bob, easier than it looks. I found the third, I think, bolt hard to clip.
|By Tavis Ricksecker|
From: Bishop, ca
Jan 2, 2010
Good route! I thought it felt tenuous for the grade, but then again it is Josh..