Avg: 3.7 from 3 votes
|Type:||Sport, 70 ft|
|FA:||Jean DeLataillade, 1990|
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|Shared By:||Monomaniac on Dec 4, 2006|
|Admins:||Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
DescriptionThe hardest route at Cacti, Izimbra is long, sustained and pumpy. Not especially tweaky, this route will test your stamina on thin 2-finger pockets. There is one hold (Left Hand) that could be used as a mono, though its possible to cram 2 fingers in.
The route begins in a leaning dihedral, which soon kicks you out onto an overhanging wall. Powerful, shouldery, un-Cochiti-like moves on large slopers lead to a decent rest just before the crux section. A traverse left on good, sharp crimps leads to the crux: several long moves on thin 2-finger pockets, a mono, and one non-existent edge. Good footwork and creativity will get you to the right edge of a large pod and a dubious shake before the final technical headwall. At the last bolt the angle kicks back to a slab, and the holds decrease in size and depth to compensate. One or two more tricky, heady moves lead to the lip.