|Type:||Trad, 3 pitches, 250'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]|
|FA:||Ed Barry, Dave Hitchcock, 7/80|
|Submitted By:||Greg Barnes on Dec 18, 2006|
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By Luke Stefurak
From: Mountain View, CA
Sep 26, 2011
|Climbed this past weekend 9/24/11. Seemed that route had not been done in quite a while, spent a bunch of time cleaning out dirt an lichen. Crux was hard to figure out. Nuts work well for pro. The climbing post crux is a bit heads up at 5.10. Seemed like one large loose block had recently fallen from right below the belay ledge at the end of P2. We trundled a few more rocks, but there is a ton of loose stuff up there.|
By Peter Valchev
From: Truckee, CA
Jun 14, 2012
Climbed it June 8th, before seeing Luke's comment, and definitely was surprised how dirty it is (but I'm sure improved, thanks Luke!) - doesn't look like it gets climbed much at all, let's improve that :) About 8 feet from the belay (10c area) I broke a large chunk of rock off the right wall/arete (20" x 5" x 3") - luckily, it missed my belayer and there was nobody below (also missed me/didn't damage the rope - I was liebacking/fell onto a green camalot I had placed just below it). I've climbed lots on loose rock in the Canadian Rockies, Sierra, etc., but this took me by complete surprise, as there was no visible fracture line above or below, or any indication that this was a "block" vs the solid wall, so it was not anticipated at all, wake-up call.
Anyway, it's cleaner now, and didn't become any harder than 10+ in that lower part. Lowered to the belay and onsighted the crux from there, probably due to the adrenaline - the crux is tricky but extremely well protected - the disintegrating footholds/flaky rock make it extra exciting. The upper 5.9/5.10 face climbing is PG13, with small TCU's in a pocketed face up to the bolt (which is further than I expected, and to the right). Good climb, it will get much better with traffic!
Part of the right hand wall that broke off - due to the lichen/moss, there was no visible fracture line at all/this wasn't even remotely anticipated!