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Jp on the upper section of Zodiac
This lesser climbed route at the South Face deserves mention, not only because the FA party included the late, great Doc Bayne, But it also packs quite a punch in the first 40 ft. or so with a long, scary runout on 5.8+.
Climb up to Sentry Box Ledge, then start a few feet to the right of Gemini Crack on a fairly steep slab. Climb straight up the slab to a point where where you can finally get something in, then wander to the top on somewhat easier ground.
I gave this route an R because of the first 40ft., but the protection gets a little better after that first pro placement. Take some smaller stuff.
Jp starting up Zodiac with Elena at belay.
Jp finishing up the 8+ R section with Elena belayi...
|By Danny Inman|
Apr 1, 2007
This is a great climb that has a bit of everything. I agree the first 40 feet or so are spicey 5.8. There is solid gear right after the crux.
From: Decatur, GA
Apr 1, 2007
rating: 5.8+ PG13
Hats off to Danny for a great lead! The starting section will definitely get your blood pumping.
|By Scott Gilliam|
From: Raleigh, NC
Nov 26, 2012
I had to work for the gear at the start, but there was plenty of it. No R rating, not even PG-13.