Avg: 3.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Sport, 30 ft|
|FA:||Jean de Lataillade, 1991|
|Page Views:||2,249 total · 16/month|
|Shared By:||Monomaniac on Nov 28, 2006|
|Admins:||Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
DescriptionThis stellar route is the ultimate Cochiti test piece. Established by French strong man Jean Delataillade in 1991, this route has not seen a second ascent, and probably hasn't been attempted in at least 10 years.
Originally graded 5.13c, this route might be even harder. It's only 30 feet long, but it's all business from the moment you leave the ground. It's similar in style and difficulty to Child of Light at Enchanted Tower, but much more tweaky and techy (though not as shouldery). There's a large hole at the 2nd bolt that might qualify as a rest, but otherwise this is a mad dash for the chains.
You will need a great deal of finger strength, but it's not as tweaky as you might think. There are two mono moves, both for the right hand. However, you will likely find yourself limited more by ring-finger strength.
This is easily the steepest route at Cochiti, with an exciting, dynamic bulge crux.