Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 60 ft|
|FA:||Alan Watts, May 14, 1982|
|Page Views:||1,704 total · 13/month|
|Shared By:||Monomaniac on Mar 16, 2009|
|Admins:||Kevin MP, Micah Klesick, Nate Ball|
There are many closures with varying dates and specific boundaries. These generally effect The Monument, Kiss of the Lepers, Picnic Lunch Wall and/or Smith Rock group, and possibly elsewhere. These usually run from February to the beginning of August, but each closure is usually shorter than this, and is dependent on the birds' behavior. Check this site for details: smithrock.com/seasonal-clos…
Begin with easy moves up big, incut flakes, and continue with easy stemming. The difficulty increases with height, as the stems become more awkward and the footholds less secure. After clipping a fixed angle, an awkward rest is possible in the shallow corner. The crux hits as the angle kicks back and the offset switches from left-facing to right-facing. A few key faceholds will prove useful, or jam the flaring pinscars to reach a good ledge at the anchor.
Note, this route is the first pitch of the A3 aid climb by the same name.