Stellar line. Thin face climbing crux that in 1995 had a 1/4 inch bolt for protection. Has it been replaced? Old school alpine 9+ R. Great rock. I would compare the crux of this route in style, difficulty, and boldness to the Viewing, 10a, on the Coffin....but remember, you're several hundred feet above the Cirque's floor on this one! Quite stimulating.
Cams from micro to 4 Camalot, tricams and hexes.
|By Stan Pitcher|
From: SLC, UT
Mar 17, 2005
Awesome climb! I was scared shitless leading that 2nd pitch. A few years ago I followed it and still though it was quite difficult. The pro is sparse and small and I doubt the bolts been replaced.Do the Triple Overhangs & Vertical Smile first they are alot easier!
|By Brian in SLC|
Jun 27, 2006
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Great route. Bold lead. 1/4 bolt still there as of summer of 2003.
Might be a full grade harder than the Viewing on the Coffin.
|By Louis Arevalo|
Jul 16, 2006
Climbed this route yesterday. Although the second pitch has a quarter inch bolt I found solid gear leading up to and just past it, not terribly run out. For what it's worth, the crux bolt was one of the healthiest looking 1/4 inchers I have ever clipped. I would say the second pitch is a slow-moving route-finding 10-.
We found the route to be dusty and void of any chalk. If it were to be climbed more often and the chalk were to build up, I am sure it would ease the psych.
|By Mark Michaels|
From: Draper, UT
Sep 25, 2006
I agree with LA...I don't recall this as being super hard or super runout. The holds are there...just not obvious. And the setting and 1/4 incher make the pucker factor quite invigorating.
|By Paul Hunnicutt|
From: Boulder, CO
Nov 4, 2006
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
My brother lead this so I'm commenting not as a leader, but if you do this at night with headlamps while being eaten alive by mosquitoes it is for sure 5.10+...tricky gear placements and some difficult moves on the crux pitch, then each pitch following is easier and easier. Also stay on route while descending from the summit, again not fun with in the dark.
|By Rob Duncan|
From: Salt Lake City
Jul 25, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
great line, one of the best I have been on in Lone Peak. We did it with a 70m in three pitches.
this route is gonna stay with me, gotta do it again!
Sep 6, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Excellent line -- right up there with the other two classics on the Summit Wall. It's not as sustained, but the crux is much harder (and scarier) than anything on Triple Overhangs or Vertical Smile.
The first pitch has a tricky 5.9 move and the third is not a gimme. But, of course, you're thinking about the second. It's solid, sustained 5.10 with mostly adequate gear. I only felt real runout on the section past the quarter incher, which, unsurprisingly, doesn't inspire confidence. Take your time on this pitch, and look closely for gear -- it's there, but inobvious. I placed everything from a green C3 to a #3 camalot.
If you're solid at the grade, climb this route, and savor the movement; it's sweet.