|West (Center) Face
Go up the slabby ramp of deteriorating rock that is left of the large arete. Continue up to the halfway anchors (book calls the route 5.11c to the first set of anchors, it seems more difficult than that.) Get your no hands rest at the giant hueco just at the anchors, and continue up and right. Crux is passing through the area of darker brown rock.
16 bolts to anchors.
Augie moving into the stem before the crux on the ...
Augie moving off of the glued flake just above the...
Moving through the low crux section.
Approaching the crux section on smaller 2 and 3 fi...
|By 1Eric Rhicard|
Jun 22, 2010
Did this again on Sunday. What a great route. Getting to the midway anchors is definitely harder than 11c. Must have been in pretty good shape when we gave it an 11c rating in the guidebook. I would say 11+ or 12- to the midway anchors.
|By Pat Mac|
Jul 2, 2010
Yeah I agree with Eric to the hueco it's definitely not 11c, like he said 12-. Amazing route. I was blessed to have Eric belay me on the redpoint. Thanks again for the catch Eric.
Jul 11, 2010
I think doing the direct start is partly to blame on what is making it feel a touch harder than in the past. I never did the direct into Zee Wicked until this past weekend. Starting on Ripped like we used to do is a bit easier and you could easily shake before busting left around the arete and into that 1st crux. For sure we were in great Tower shape back then. Miss those awesome days :)