The Drilling Fields [Suggest Change]
Avg: 3.6 from 97 votes
|Type:||Sport, 100 ft|
|FA:||Bill Boyle, 1989|
|Page Views:||4,946 total · 34/month|
|Shared By:||Andy Laakmann on Jul 30, 2006|
|Admins:||grk10vq, Mike Engle|
Description [Suggest Change]
Can you say STEEP!?! Great moves between mostly big holds characterizes this journey up the central portion of the face. Begin up the highly featured rock passing two bolts. Pigs on a Wing (11a) takes off right from here and heads up the prow. Your route continues straight up passing a bunch more bolts on its way to the chains. While no move is particularly hard, the pump slowly increases as you power up the overhanging wall. Hang on through a slightly harder section midway, and dash for the anchors. It is a tad runout from the last bolt to the anchors, but a small to medium cam could offer supplemental protection. But hey... the wall is so steep you'll only fall into air :)
Location [Suggest Change]
Right smack dab in the middle of The Drilling Field wall. The usual scramble from the trail to the belaying ledge deposits you right at the base of the route.
Protection [Suggest Change]
Bolts, an optional small to medium cam might be useful for the last moves to the anchor. Bolted anchors with chains.