|Consensus:||YDS: 5.2 French: 3 Ewbanks: 8 UIAA: II ZA: 8 British: D 2c [details]|
|Submitted By:||George Bell on Jul 26, 2001|
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By Warren Teissier
Jun 19, 2002
George is very right on this one.
It is way harder and exposed than Dodge Block. In addition to the crux when one bypasses the overhang, there is a 50 ft section right after that is sustained, very polished and not very featured. We soloed this route and frankly found very little in the ways of protection. There are some old pins and a couple of old bolts for a belay but not much more than this.
I would give this route and S rating.
It is way cool though.
Feb 16, 2003
|I decided not to do onsight flatiron solos after doing this climb - I got up in the smooth polished section and thought I would have given this climb F5 instead of F3 because of the polished nature of the rock. Usually Roach's ratings are right on, but not always!|
By Kent Lugbill
Feb 17, 2003
|I soloed this route also and found it to be quite scary. Maybe 5.5 or 5.6 would be a better rating.|
By Julian Smith
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 12, 2003
|Guess a lot of us have been suckered into soloing this thing. No one mentions this route as a good alternative to climb after backing off the South Arete, but it works OK. Never did see any of the fixed gear mentioned above. Enjoy.|