Type: Trad, 50 ft
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Shared By: Jeremy Steck on Mar 24, 2009
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd Raine, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones

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One of the few truly splitter cracks in the area. A must do! Start by pulling an overhang using a hand crack. Follow the splitter line to the top. As you near the top, there are a few face holds that you can stem your feet on, but not many.


You can see this crack from the bridge as you drive from the New to the Summersville parking area. Descend to the Pirate's Cove and pass Mutiny, and follow the cliff band as you head toward the Coliseum. It will be the first really splitter crack that you'll see under a roof. You can only access this climb during low water.


Hand size pieces to start and decreasing sizes as you continue. Finishes with tight fingers sized stuff. One shut and a new bolt anchor with a rap ring.


Jon Ruland
Tucson, AZ
Jon Ruland   Tucson, AZ
how likely is it that the base of this route is NOT under water in early september? Aug 4, 2016
Should be fine in early sept. Check here for daily updates and historical info:

lrh-wc.usace.army.mil/wm/?b… Aug 5, 2016
Jon Ruland
Tucson, AZ
Jon Ruland   Tucson, AZ
cool, much appreciated Aug 5, 2016

Actually the base of this route is almost always still under water in early September. The Corps only starts releasing water at that time of year, and even if the base is clear, quite a bit of water has to drop in order to access Indian Summer.

It's a pity that this route has a large shelf just to the left that sits about a foot under water. If this wasn't here, it would be such a sick DWS line! Nov 7, 2018