|Type:||Trad, TR, 60'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]|
|Submitted By:||Tradoholic on Aug 4, 2011|
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By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
Sep 1, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
|Bottom of the route is OK but is full of spider webs and nasty looking spiders. I cursed Rhoads the whole way up! Once I got into the chimney the fun really began and that's the Type 2 sort of fun. Classic route. Bring a #5 for sure though.|
By Andy P.
May 15, 2016
A bird's nest, fully stocked with eggs and all has taken up a key hold (i.e. pretty much the only real "hold") in the chimney and I was unable to finish the route... must get stronger... or more masochistic.
Also, one can scramble to the top rope set up on this one, but it requires a V0 downclimb from the summit of castle rock, definitely the very edge of my comfort limit unprotected.
May 26, 2016
|Feel free to massacre any birds in the way of your climbing.|