Avg: 2.8 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, 180 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||James Garrett and Franziska Garrett, April 1997|
|Page Views:||555 total · 4/month|
|Shared By:||James Garrett on Mar 16, 2008|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
Originally, and as noted in the guidebook, one may pass this first set of anchors and climb a long first 5.10 pitch, but a set of rap anchors encountered on a ledge after an overhang is good in its own right as something to do.
The belay/rap station above Pitch #2 (originally P#1) has also been improved. Without Despair can very well be used as the standard rappel for all the routes on the right side of Severity Buttress, Either 3x one 60m rope or 2x one 70m rope from the top to the ground.
I had originally climbed this route alone and equipping it with a poor battery charged Bosch, placed a few 1/4" bolts. Some are still in place, but None occupy the belay/rap anchors or anywhere where the climbing is somewhat serious. Well protected and diverse climbing.