Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 40 ft|
|FA:||unknown, probably solo|
|Page Views:||362 total · 3/month|
|Shared By:||Tony B on Nov 26, 2006|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionFountain Crack and although cleaner and more solid, it is only about 1/2 the length, and thus, not as good. It's also wider for nearly all of its length. Rossiter's book suggests to "jam" it, but other than a chicken wing, arm bar, or heel-toe, one is unlikely to jam this thing at all. The face holds on the right and left provide ample opportunity to avoid practicing O.W. technique at all. I wondered while climbing this if the conspicuous pocket on the left wall was in part a namesake of the route.
Such a short climb in a canyon full of giants is hard-pressed to get a rating better than "good" no matter its quality. Nevertheless, this pitch has some good rock and good moves.
LocationThis route is the wide, low-angle crack between the Lingum's right side and the main wall of the Achean Pronouncement. Approach as for the climb "Electric Fountain Crack"-- a pain in the butt to get to, mostly walking around on loose ground and pine needles on ledges.
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