Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Jim Slichter & Greg Fossum-1990
Page Views: 105 total · 1/month
Shared By: Peter Gram on Jun 30, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

You & This Route


15 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do · View List

Your Star Rating:


     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:


-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick
    -none-
Access Issue: Check NPS for Closures Details

Description

Lean Years is the first route just to the left of the large boulder. It is a good lesson in delicate face climbing. The holds are small, and a sneeze or a light breeze could knock you off. Getting off the ground is the crux. Some call the first move 5.11d, but it is basically just a boulder problem start at V3/V4. Try this to improve your footwork, as the angle is very low.

Protection

5 quickdraws for bolts. Fixed anchors. The route is very short and well protected.

Photos

chris tregge
Beersconsin
  5.11+
chris tregge   Beersconsin  
  5.11+
Yeah we thought 11a was somewhat sandbagged with the direct start. Fun route, good lesson in delicate face climbing indeed. Sep 7, 2009