The Edge of Night
Your todo list:
Your rating: -none-
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE: [0 people like this page.]
This line climbs the nicely positioned roof and face left of Night
on the Blackwalk Wall. With a 70-meter cord, you can reach the anchors on Night
and lower to the ground but just barely. The route climbs through the brown rock just left (south) of the black plaque forming the center of Blackwalk Wall, then moves through a 3-foot roof onto the black rock itself.
A long stretch of easy, semi-protectable climbing (use long slings) leads to the base of the route proper. The easiest way here is via the ramp down and left of the ramp used to access Night, Back in Black, etc. Climb up and right on rough, wavy rock from the top of this ramp to encounter the first steep bit on the route.
Pass an old pin in the rotten purple band, stretch high for a good TCU under a small roof and climb up past crumbly edges and funky holes to the left-angling finger crack under the roof. Load the crack up with gear and move left along and under the lip of the roof, turning it when convenient. Easier climbing (5.9 s) on featured black rock "protected" by a lone RP takes you to the double Metolius anchors on Night
Steve had brushed off some of the holds on rappel and told me about the line. I led it ground-up, onsight, with his good juju, and Steve followed clean.
Bring lots of small to mid-range TCUs, a good selection of small-mid sized wires, some RPs, and long slings.
May 19, 2012
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a X
This route (more of a boulder problem actually) is awesome! The crack under the roof takes great 0.3 and 0.4 Camalots.