|Across from The Bihedral aka Cascade Crag
Unknown Center Variation aka Quick Silver
BETA PHOTO: Tally O'Donnell on Quicksilver, belayed by brother...
This is the center variation of three options that starts in the nook on this northwest aspect of this crag. It has a brief crux with the bulk of the difficulties in its second half.
Start up in a nook past 2 bolts. Continue up a slab with a footsy crux (a bit squeezed here, since you can reach left a touch bolts on the left variation - which would give a lower grade). You could strain a bit harder and eliminate a good hold on the left to challenge yourself. You can also easily veer left and make the route go at 5.10. Go up to an overlap, choose the left of 2 options here. Find a second crux (10) and fire for the 2 bolt anchor with Mussy hooks on the left.
Some have called this 5.10.
Others have provided a name, Quicksilver. This may have been climbed in the 1980s by Ed Ash.
This is the center variation of three options up a slab that starts in the nook on this northwest aspect of this crag.
|Comments on Unknown Center Variation aka Quick Silver
|By Robert Buswold|
From: Longmont, CO
Sep 9, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
Really liked this route, but didn't think it was that hard. Hopefully it just means I'm getting better.
|By doug rouse|
From: Denver, CO.
Jun 24, 2013
Fun line. Pic has the climber in the crux. 5.10b/c seemed about right, as shorter climbers have to suss out slightly harder sequence. Being 6' felt like an advantage.