Type: Sport
FA: Jim Shimburg 2000
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Shared By: Lee Hansche on Jul 9, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Description

One of the best routes I've climbed at the grade. The climbing is not anything special by Rumney standards (because great 5.12s are easy to find), but the exposure gives it that extra something that makes it stand out as a super memorable climb. You also get the pleasure of climbing quality rock all the way to the top of one of Rumney's most beautiful cliffs.

Climb the first 2 pitches described for Via Ferrata (5.11c) this is fun all on its own, but keep going you will be happy you did.

From the ledge on top of pitch 2 of Via Ferrata step right off of the ledge and you will very quickly find yourself in quite an exposed position on a slightly overhanging face 100+ feet off of the ground. Follow the bolts straight up the face. First the climbing is balancy and awkward leading to a section that is brutally crimpy, then a quick tricky move to jugs and a rest ledge. Look up at the anchors and navigate your way to them on 5.9 moves. Wow, look at the view. Tram your way back to the anchor. Now climb it again, I know you want to.

Location

Start by climbing Via Ferrata (5.11c) or another route that will put you on the 2nd pitch belay from that route. Step to the right off of the ledge and climb straight up the slightly inverted face above to the top of the cliff.

Protection

7 bolts to anchor.

60m rope will get you to the ground from the 2nd pitch belay on Via Ferrata.

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