Avg: 0 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 140 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||S. Woodruff, D. Hare, 1975|
|Page Views:||280 total, 2/month|
|Shared By:||Tony B on Aug 11, 2007|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThe upper part of this climb has some truly redeeming qualities. Unfortunately, however, the initial section impresses me more with the amount of redeeming that would be required to give this decaying pile of choss anything more than a bomb.
P1: (5.9, R, 80') The first pitch is a wandering, runout affair full of loose rock, dirt, plants, and sloping holds. It is both harder and more dangerous than it looks from below, and I saw a pretty good climber take a flyer off of this. Pick and choose your way up to a crumbling ledge. Once standing on the ledge, there are excellent holds and good gear to belay from on the narrow ledge.
P2: (5.10c, 50) The second pitch is good. Good enough to bother rapping into from the ridge and doing, but not worth approaching from below. This stem-fest varies from an acute dihedral to some almost open-book territory. The crack in the back of the corner comes and goes, so be sure to protect down low and toss in a few cams before the minor runout and trust the footwork. Good jams and gear come before hitting the danger zone.