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|Type: ||Trad, 1 pitch, 95 feet|
|Consensus: ||5.11 [details]|
|FA: ||Chuck Buzzard, Jerry Radant -Oct 1983|
|Season: ||Spring - Fall|
|Submitted By: ||Karsten on Mar 27, 2006|
A true gem amoung cracks. The pearl is hard for the grade but one of the finest cracks of the gorge seams. This seam has multiple hard section with a funky crux up high moving through a small roof. Above the crux the climbing eases but the climbing becomes runnout.
The route is located to the left of a wide crack on the narrow catwalk.
Bring a full selection of gear to a #3 camalot with extras in the smaller sizes. I found an offset alien and red loweball comforting at the crux and above.
|By Vernon Stiefel|
May 16, 2006
This is the best 5.11 trad climb I have done in the Lower Gorge (On The Road is a close second). The crux move for me was a powerful lieback just below the roof. The best gear placements were HB offsets and small stoppers interspersed with small to medium cams to 1".
From: Minneapolis, MN
Jun 5, 2010
Ditto on the small gear. I used doubles of small nuts (BD #7 to #4), and a few small cams. The only place to put a large cam (used a yellow link cam) is in the roof after the crux. Best single pitch of trad I've ever done at Smith, maybe anywhere.