Avg: 2.4 from 13 votes
|Type:||Trad, 200 ft (61 m), 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Bradley White, Bill Hardigan, 1986|
|Page Views:||3,592 total · 23/month|
|Shared By:||bradley white on Aug 24, 2008 · Updates|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall|
Note -Not to be confused with the bolted direct version. Much has changed from when this was done as described below, with huge chunks having come down in the middle. If you want to try it, be ready for adventure and watch for loose rock. Might be something to do when nobody is below.
First pitch is the original start to Iron Man. 2nd pitch goes up right of the belay through face bulges and ramps to the same belay as Iron Man again. Third pitch is up the side walk in space right of the start to the third pitch of Iron Man. After the sidewalk traverse up and right to another great sidewalk ledge. Traverse ledge right to go directly up on small face holds to the top. I found the way to bring Bill up this steep wall at (5-8). Bill was in his comfort zone on this one as far as climbing it went. There was (5-8) on every pitch and maybe the finish is (5-7). Bill was thrilled and I repeated the ascent with other climbers. Seems to me climbers stopped knowing where this route went up. We would walk off from the top down the death slab (now the Predator access ladder trail). Rock De Jour was climbed in 1986.