|Type:||Trad, 8 pitches, 700', Grade III|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]|
|FA:||Larry Hamilton & Joe Herbst, 1975|
|Submitted By:||L. Hamilton on Apr 11, 2004|
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By Larry DeAngelo
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jun 14, 2008
"A standard selection of nuts" may have worked well for the old masters, but a big cam (#4 Camalot or bigger) is unlikely to go unused in the slanting pitch 3 crack.
Also- the "thin 5.8 face climbing" high on the route is probably optional. I don't recall any tricky moves to access the upper slabs; not even any tricky routefinding.
By George Wilson
From: Las Vegas
Jan 6, 2009
|Fun route...A bit loose in area's, didn't like the solid sounding hold I took off, nothing to worry about though! I only followed the route and didn't feel anything on the upper slabs deserve above 5.5. A #5 protected pitch 3 somewhat well, a #6 or a big bro would help ease the mind. Straightforward as it get though...If ya bring a 50m, the belays work out, just as you're screaming "2 feet" your leader is screaming back "off belay"! I suspect a 60 or 70 would put you on better belay ledges. There are some potential pendulums for the follower on easier terrain. Good route!!|