May 13, 2016
· Joined Jul 2001
· Points: 5,118
This longstanding project was recently sent. In order to clean up the route submission, I am moving the comments under the route to this forum. Here's the original route description:
Mesresha YDS: 5.12+ Average: OK 0.7 (9 votes) Type: Sport, 1 pitch, 50' Original: YDS: 5.12+ [details] FA: Bradley White, Mike Robertson 2012 and FFA James 2012 Page Views: 2,025 Submitted By: bradley white on Jun 24, 2012
Description Mesresha[(def:external intervention causes one to forget) Amharic]
Between Sesame Street and Metamorphosis is a steeply overhanging face above a ledge. Gain the Sesame Street ledge with the birch tree, then climb up the corner behind the tree, just left of the first bolts of Sesame, and reach out left to access an extremely sharp crux through a bulge (kind of like campussing razor blades). Continue directly up easier climbing after the bulge ends (5.7-8) up face to the anchors at a foot ledge. Or better yet, avoid the whole thing altogether unless you like a masochistic challenge.
The grade of the climb could change due to some flexible hand holds. Likely the grade will go up not down.
(with edits from an administrator)
Location Between 'Metamorphosis' and 'Sesame Street' is the overhanging wall. Climb easy fifth class to the large ledge with trees below where 'Sesame Street' begins to be steep. Belay from one of trees. Start up left side inside corner (mossy) or start east of the moss on the fractured rock ramp. Climbers can continue up 'Metamorphosis' or 'Sesame Street', after belaying at foot ledge. A temporary rappel anchor was in place (someone stole it). A permanent rappel anchor is set up now.
Protection 6 bolts to a two bolt anchor on a foot ledge