|Type:||Sport, 1 pitch, 50'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]|
|FA:||Tim Powers, Neal Strickland, Tracy Crabtree - 1992|
|Submitted By:||Chris Chaney on Oct 8, 2006|
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Oct 21, 2009
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
|This line is every bit as sweet as it looks. I hate slab, but loved this route. I wouldn't say the climbing to the crux is 5.9 though. I didn't really notice a crux on this route and thought it really stayed on top of you the whole way.|
From: Clemson, S.C.
Oct 7, 2010
|Crux is near to impossible if you are short (a munchkin).|
By Frank Sosa
Jun 4, 2011
The grade for this route is extremely height dependent.
If you are 5'7 or shorter, then every move is a stretchy powerful reach and your cranking for every move, while having to climb so delicately. solid 11d for the shorties. 5'8 and up folks can reach everything relitively easily and your just required to make delicate moves, which would be the given grade of 11b. Regardless, this is a top-notch short route. Im 5'7 and i had just onsighted No place like home(the 11c arete), and several other RRG 5.11's before climbing this.
By Mandy E
From: Columbus, Ohio
May 17, 2016
|I'm 5'4 and I really didn't notice a height issue; just controlled body movement. Right after the crux, I had to smear my feet to move left and I did have some split-steaming action to gain control. I will say, if the draws were not already placed, I would have to pull the crux move, hold the ledge, then place the draw and clip, adding a heady factor to the move. All around, fun V2 slab moves. A must do at Emerald.|