Avg: 3.6 from 84 votes
|Type:||Trad, 90 ft|
|FA:||FA--Grant Calder, John Wald, and Dave Cilley, 7/28/76 FFA--Todd Eastman and Dave Cilley, 4/77|
|Page Views:||9,043 total · 73/month|
|Shared By:||Chris Duca on Nov 26, 2007|
Descriptiones-th-sia (n)--"The ability or capacity for sensation or feeling; sensitivity."
Rather ironic, considering this route often leaves a climber's forearms numb and devoid of feeling!
Just to the left of Slim Pickins is the exquisite outside corner of Esthesia. Marked by the 5 to 6 inch wide overhanging corner, this line epitomizes all that is essential for classic Dacks climbing: Desperately pumpy, intimidating climbing with almost impeccable gear (read: a slight runout on pumpy terrain.).
Start this line of strength on the ramp-like feature about 10 feet off the ground. Climb through a series of vertical cracks, surmount a small roof and gain a good rest below the crux second roof.
Place a #5 Camalot as high as you can in the wide crack and punch it through the steep, pumpy, AND unnerving layback with smeary feet. Rumor has it that this section can be climbed as an offwidth, but visual documentation is still at large.
Easier climbing above deposits the climber at the shared chain anchors with Slim Pickins atop the nice, spacious belay ledge.