Avg: 2.8 from 11 votes
|Type:||Trad, 95 ft (29 m)|
|FA:||Reese Martin & Dale Buckstaff, 1987|
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|Shared By:||Matthew Fienup on Feb 18, 2006|
|Admins:||andy patterson, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen|
The second half of the route follows easier moves up softer rock. The finish is airy and exposed.
All in all a fun route!
When setting a top rope, be sure to clip quickdraws to the top two bolts as directional protection for the climber. Historically, a few climbers have taken scary wings off the route to the right.
Two 1/4" bolts (at 30 and 60 feet respectively) were replaced in late 2005. The first bolt is now a 1/2" Rawl. The second is a 3/8" wedge-bolt. The top of Sob Story is now protected by two sets of anchor bolts--two placed by Reese Martin in 1999 and two 1/2" Rawls placed in 2006. The rock at the top of Sob Story is coarse-grained and extremely soft (it can actually be scratched with a fingernail). Might be wise to use both sets of anchors when building a top-rope.