|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 200'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]|
|Submitted By:||Weston L on Jul 25, 2012 with updates from old5ten|
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From: Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
Dec 23, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
really fun slab route. 4 out of 5 stars. it hasn't seen that much use, so there are a bunch of friable little chips. there's really no need to use them. friction!
imho this is NOT 10b/c, 10+, or PG-13. there isn't any move technically harder than the crux (10a) of the 1st/approach pitch on JFMB. the route is well protected (13 bolts) and there is an opportunity to put in gear before the first bolt, after the first bolt, and after the last bolt. the crux section, between the 8th and 10th bolts, is fairly tightly bolted.
it's easily possible to access this route from the top (P3) anchor of "Racing Lizards' (about 25' left and slightly up).
it is possible to do a single rap on double 70m ropes from the base of 'silver streak' to the base of the bolted 5.8 starting variation of 'racing lizards' - it's pretty tight, so knot/watch your ends!
Nov 26, 2014
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
|Yes, very well protected, but as the 'friable chips' break off, it gets funner, more 'interesting' and closer to the 10.c rating. This is really worth doing, great slab workout. Yes...friction! Try it at night with headlamp, really...interesting. Nice line Kent.|