Avg: 1.5 from 6 votes
|Type:||Sport, 180 ft (55 m)|
|Page Views:||670 total · 3/month|
|Shared By:||Vince Romney on Aug 10, 2004|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane|
Work up this dirty slot to the first bolt, set among a field of moss. Work up through some steep terrain clipping the plentiful bolts, and avoid moving to the left line of bolts at the small roof. From the roof on, the route improves considerably. Consistently entertaining climbing moves up to the slightly overhanging crux. This section can be excruciating in the sun. I sweat right off of the holds and took a whipper. After another couple of attempts at holding onto wet lichen, I bailed left onto bigger holds (WAY off route) and slinked up to the chains. Fortunately Nathan showed me how it was done as he seconded the climb, easily reaching the large hold above the last bolt (*$%!!). It appears that you need to grab this hold before you can clip the bolt, as there is nothing solid below the bolt.
There is still a significant amount of loose rock, moss, and lichen on the route, so a helmet is a REALLY good idea. This climb will definitely improve with traffic, and could ultimately reach two stars.