|Type:||Sport, 1 pitch, 50'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]|
|FA:||Dan Brayack, Matt Fanning, 2008|
|Submitted By:||Jeremy Steck on Sep 12, 2010|
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May 29, 2015
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Strange reengineering on this one.
The route follows a natural line and weakness up the slab and trends to the right side of the arete -- yet the bolt has been moved left and the anchors have been moved away down and left as well, apparently in an attempt to force a direct finish.
Following the weakness right keeps the grade at pretty solid 12a, but with a nasty fall and difficult rope management during the cruxy finish. The direct variation feels much, much more contrived and difficult.
I'm assuming the FA did the bolt repositioning, but this would be a four star route had it not been changed.