|Type:||Trad, 5 pitches, 820', Grade III|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]|
|FA:||Paul Ross . Layne Potter|
|Submitted By:||USBRIT on Jun 6, 2003|
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By John Evans
Jun 4, 2011
|This is a fun route to a very cool little summit. First pitch is pretty spicy in one spot. The rest goes very smoothly. As of 5/14/2011, some of the anchors could use fresh webbing.|
From: Keswick Cumbria.UK
Jun 9, 2011
|This is possibly only the third ascent since the FA in 2003.|
By Andrew Carson
From: Wilson, WY
Apr 21, 2013
From the summit register it would appear that the first and second ascent parties were there on the same day, more or less together... call it one ascent, or call it two, whatever makes sense to you.
Paul Horton and I made another ascent on April 6, 2013, replacing the rap slings on the way down. They were badly hammered from sun exposure, as you would expect. We found the climb a rewarding and engaging intro to technical routes here in the Swell. The first pitch would have been a little run-out for me but did not make Paul flinch in the slightest. The pro on the second pitch was uninspiring, and paying attention to route finding was important, as you're looking for bolted anchors... but we found them and enjoyed a good day in a beautiful setting.
And we marched more or less straight across the desert and a big wash to access the canyon, pretty casual approach. We were in an average road vehicle and found a big pull-out/parking area directly in front of the canyon leading to the route. With a truck you might get closer but that's not really necessary.
We picked this climb since it seemed about the right length for our first day, about the right difficulty, and it was reasonably easy to locate. All assumptions proved true.