|Original:||YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]|
|Submitted By:||Guy H. on May 5, 2002|
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By Anonymous Coward
Jun 12, 2004
|In soloing this, I was stopped for awhile at a place not recognizable in the Roach description. The description above should work better. I passed the crux by passing right on the corner and delicately climbing up to the horn at 5.5 to reach the basin.|
By Mike McMahon
From: Moab, Utah
Jun 17, 2007
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
|I also soloed this one. Taking Roach's suggestion, I did this one around sunset, and caught the sun by the summit... The key was the 'hole' off the side of the 'basin' on the 'second pitch.' Great views of the First!|
From: Boulder, Colorado
May 12, 2016
Wow, I've never found the hole/tunnel... yet! The crux for me was near the summit, there's a delicate traverse on the right side that reminds me of the crux boulder on Broadway on Long's. Airy! After being on that rounded arete for so long!
The other awesome move is gaining the ridge again after a small downclimb. Feet aren't so good, and the next part is not connected to what you're standing on, but you can lean into the next piece, catching your fall with your hand, find a big jug and haul yourself up!
Super fun! Some friable rock, a bit more lichen than you may want, but a total slabaneering classic.