Avg: 1 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, 70 ft|
|Page Views:||60 total · 1/month|
|Shared By:||caughtinside on Nov 25, 2008|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Open, with restrictions: private property Details
Do not trespass across the private property which is west of the crag. Presently, the access policies are up in the air and failure to respect private property could inhibit future access. To avoid trespassing on private property, stay along the base of the crag.
DescriptionDrainpipe... the name says it all. This is a mostly hands crack with a thinner start choked with grass that opens up to big hands and wider as the angle eases.
5.8 is the grade given in Carville, however, I found the low crux (pulling on grassy hummocks with no gear in) to be rather gripping. I had been hoping for a nice warm up for Aja, instead I found myself drenched in sweat. Also, be aware there is no good anchor for this climb, I sat behind a small boulder, stanced it, and told Zeke he'd better not fall.
I'm giving it one star... because it might be ok if the grass were dug out of the crack.