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BETA PHOTO: Timberjack follows the flakes just left of center ...
This is an excellent and varied pitch. Some face climbing, laybacks, and even some hand crack.
In my opinion, this route rivals Aries and Mourning Star as one of the best(i.e. only) 5.8's at index.
Just left of gorilla my dreams
Jake following Timberjack
Oct 11, 2006
For a rack, take a set of cams to a #6 friend.
The upper crack is much easier to layback than thrutch. Probably 10a as an offwidth.
Those 2 bolts should be chopped as there are perfect gear placements right next to them.
From: Las Vegas
Jul 15, 2008
Agreed with the bolts comment. I climbed the upper part as an offwidth and I didn't think it was too bad. Definitely hard for grade (even for index).
Apr 19, 2009
I think about every pitch on aries is harder. The largest piece I placed was a 4 four friend. Good but not that good.
Nov 9, 2009
When I did this route, the anchors had a cordolette left in place that someone had used to rap off- if I'd had a quicklink or a rap ring I'd have donated it to the cause, but wasn't prepared at the time.
If I'd had a wider piece than a #3 C4, I'd have used it at the top where the crack goes from fistjam to off-width.