Avg: 2 from 38 votes
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft|
|FA:||Joe Strutt, Roy Kligfield, Jack Hunt 1973|
|Page Views:||2,500 total · 22/month|
|Shared By:||Ivan Rezucha on Oct 30, 2008|
DescriptionDis-Mantel is a short but sweet climb up the center of the "Dis-Mantel" block which sits to the left of the Raunchy area.
The "gear shift" knob broke off the 5.9 version of this route some time ago, and Dick Williams says the route is now 10b. For someone tall like myself, it doesn't make much difference, and the upper ceiling is still the crux.
To the left of Dis-Mantel is Dat-Mantel, 5.10, and to the right, starting around the corner is Kernmantle 5.8. I always wanted to add another route and call it Mickey Mantle, but couldn't squeeze in another line.
Start near the middle of the face and pass a bulge on its left side (new crux?). Angle right and over a tricky ceiling (old crux). A little higher get a directional for your second and traverse straight right to a tree from which you can belay or lower.