|Type:||Trad, 2 pitches, 220'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]|
|FA:||Paul Ross, Layne Potter. (alt leads) April 19th 2005|
|Submitted By:||USBRIT on Jun 1, 2008|
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By Stephen Carlos Rydalch
From: Golden, CO
Apr 23, 2009
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c R
To be clear: The 5.9 crux at the start of the first pitch is very well protected with bolts. After the crux a couple of cams protect a crack before swinging out to climbers right onto a slab to gain the anchor.
This last slab section of pitch one is what gives this route the R rating. It's roughly 20 feet of 5.6/5.7 slab without any protection.
Pitch 2 is easy 5.5 climbing that protects well with cams.