Avg: 2.6 from 16 votes
|Type:||Trad, TR, 40 ft|
|FA:||LA Mountaineers (aid), First Free Ascent: Layton Kor, 1968|
|Page Views:||1,566 total · 10/month|
|Shared By:||George Perkins on Feb 20, 2008|
|Admins:||Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
Attention: this crack might eat your cams if you let them walk in. 2 are stuck in there, and have been for years.
The original 5.9 rating is a bit of a sandbag, as with many "5.9"s Layton Kor put up in the western U.S. when there were no 5.10s. Clark's guide calls this 5.10d- which is an overestimate, in my opinion this climb is easier than every 5.10d, 10c, or 10b at the Playground and the Old New Place. The difficulty is very likely subjective to the size of your fingers (bigger is probably better) and your confidence in trusting your feet in the slick corner. It's also hard to rate because it's really just a boulder problem crux.
It is route #15 in the Potrillo miniguide